5.4 Rules - General Standards

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The general standards set out below for the Peacocke Character Zone will be used as a guide to assess any Master Plan and as standards after the Master Plan has been approved.

​​​​​​​5.4.1 Density

a) The minimum area of land (net site area) required in respect of each residential unit (or resident in the case of managed care facilities and rest homes) shall be:

Table 5.4.1a: Density – Special Residential, Special Heritage, Rototuna North East Character Zone, Special Natural and Temple View Zones

Activity​​
Special Residential Zone
Special Heritage Zone
Rototuna North East Character Zone
Special Natural Zone
Temple View Zone
Lake Waiwhakareke Landscape Character Area
Ridgeline Character Area
Character Area
Heritage Area
For Peacocke Character Area see Table 5.4.1b.
a) Single dwellings - front, corner and through site (including relocated dwellings)

(per unit)
600m2
600m2
​500m2
350m2
600m2
600m²

-
b) Single dwellings – rear site (including relocated dwellings) (Except within the Claudelands West Area)

(per unit)

Detached dwellings - rear site (including relocated dwellings) within the Claudelands West Area

(per unit)
400m2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


600m2
600m2
​​500m2
350m2
600m2
600m2 
-
c) Duplex dwellings (per residential unit)
-
-
200m² (400m2 per Duplex)
-
200m² (400m2 per Duplex)
-
-
d) Single dwellings with an ancillary residential unit (*total area for both dwelling and ancillary residential unit)
*700m2
*700m2
*700m2
*435m2
*800m2
*700m2
-
e) Managed care facilities (minimum per resident)
100m2
100m2
​100m2
100m2
100m2
100m2
-
f)  Rest homes (minimum per resident)
75m2
75m2
75m2
75m2
75m2
75m2
-

Table 5.4.1b: Density – Peacocke Character Area

​​Activity
Peacocke Character Area
Terrace Area
Hill Area
(Slope less than 5 Degrees)
Hill Area
(Slope greater than 5 Degrees)
Gully Area
For Special Residential Zone, Special Heritage Zone, Special Natural Zones and Temple View Zone see Table 5.4.1a.
a) Single dwellings – front, corner and through site (including relocated dwellings)

(per unit)

400m2
400m2
800m2
800m2
b) Single dwellings – rear site (including relocated dwellings)

(per unit)

400m2
400m2
800m2
800m2
c) Duplex dwellings (per residential unit)
200m² (400m2 per Duplex)
200m2 (400m2 per Duplex)
-
-
d) Single dwellings with an ancillary residential unit (*total area for both dwelling and ancillary residential unit)
*435m2 (net site area)
*600m2 per unit
*800m2 per unit
*800m2 per unit
e) Managed care facilities (minimum per resident)
100m2
100m2
100m2
100m2
f)  Rest homes (minimum per resident)
75m2
75m2
75m2
75m2

5.4.2 Site Coverage 

 .
Special Res-idential Zo​ne
Special Her-itage Zone
Rototuna North East Character Zone​
Special Natural Zone
​​Temple View Zone ​
​Peacocke Character Area
Lake Waiwhakareke Landscape Character Area
Ridgeline Character Area
In the absence of an approved Master Plan
Terrace Area
Hill Area (Slope less than 5 degrees)
Hill Area (Slope greater than 5 degrees)
Gully Area
a) Front Sites (maximum % unless otherwise stated)
35
35
​Net site area less than 750m2 – 40

Net site area greater than 750m2 – 20
40
25
40
Net site area is greater than 5000m² - 8% up to a maximum of 1200m² GFA
Net Site area is 5000m² or less – 25% up to a maximum of 500m² GFA
40
Apartments and Duplex units – 50%
40
35
35
b) Rear Sites (maximum % unless otherwise stated)
40
35
​​Net site area less than 750m2 – 40

Net site area greater than 750m2 – 20
40
25
40
Net site area is greater than 5000m² - 8% up to a maximum of 1200m² GFA
Net Site area is 5000m² or less – 25% up to a maximum of 500m² GFA
40
Apartments and Duplex units – 50%
35
35
35

5.4.3 Permeable Surface and Planting

 .
Special Res-idential Zone
Special Her-itage Zone
​Rototuna North East Character Zone​
Special Natural Zone
Temple view Zone
Peacocke Character Zone
Lake Waiwhakareke Landscape Character Area
Ridgeline Character Area
Character 
 Area
Heritage Area
Terrace Area
Hill Area (Slope less than 5 Degrees)
Hill Area (Slope Greater than 5 Degrees)
Gully Area
a) Permeability across the entire site (including area required by Rule 5.4.3(b) below) (minimum % unless otherwise stated)
40
40
​50
20
40
35
 
40
20​
35
40
40
b) Front sites, corner sites, through sites only: Permeability of the front setback excluding vehicle and access provisions required by Rule 5.4.6 be planted in grass, shrubs or trees (see Figure 5.4.3a)
100
100
​​100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100​


c)​ The planted area required in Fig​​ure 5.4.3a shall:​
i.​ Be planted in the first planting season following completion of the building.​
ii.​ Be of a permeable nature with planting consisting of a combination of groundcover, shrubs and trees.​
iii.​ Provide vegetative coverage of the specified area within two years from the time of planting.​
iv.​ Ensure visibility between the dwelling and any adjoining areas of public space.​


Figure 5.4.3a:
Planting requirement forward of the front building line line

 

5.4.4 Building Height

Table 5.4.4a: Building height – Special Residential, Special Heritage and Special Natural Zones
Special Residential Zone​ Special Heritage Zone​ ​ ​ Special Natural Zone​ ​
Frankton Railway Village​ Hayes Paddock​ Hamilton East Villa​ Laike Waiwhakareke Landscape Character Area​ Ridgeline Character Area​
For the Temple View Zone and Peacocke Character Zone see Table 5.4.4b and for Rototuna North East Character Zone see Table 5.4.4.c.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
a) Front, corner and through site (maximum height unless otherwise stated)
7m
5m
6m
7m
10m
8m
b) Rear site​​ (maximum height unless otherwise stated)
8m
5m
6m
7m
10m
8m
c) Storeys
-
Maximum One
-
-
Maximum Two
Where a site boundary (excluding accessways) adjoins the Natural Heritage Park or is separated only by a road reserve
-


Table 5.4.4b: Building height – Temple View and Peacocke Character Zones

​​​ ​ ​​​​​​Temple View Zone​​ ​ ​ ​ ​​​​​​Peacocke Character Zone​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​​​Character Area ​ ​  ​ ​ ​​Heritage Area​ ​​In the absence of an approved Master Plan ​Terrace Area​​ Hill Area (Slope less than 5 degrees)​​ Hill Area (Slope greater than 5 degrees)​​Gully Area ​
​Precinct 1​​Precinct 2​Precinct 3​​​Precinct 4
​​ ​​​​​​​​​​For Special Residential Zone, Special Heritage Zones and Special Natural Zones see Table 5.4.4a.​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
a) Front, corner and through site 
(m​​aximum height ​​unless ​​otherwise stated)​
​12m​​12m 
except 
Buildings within the former teacher housing character corridor along the eastern frontage of Tuhikaramea Road and the western side of Tuhikaramea Road between Fosters Road and Wade Land Reserve: Maximum height 
6m, 
and Buildings with road frontage to the western side of Tuhikaramea Road north of Fosters Road: maximum height 10m
​​12m​​12m​N​o part of any new or extended building or structure shall be higher than the floor level of the Temple​10m​12m​10m​10m​10m
​b) Rear site (maximum height unless otherwise stated)​15m​12m​12m​12m​​As above​10m​12.5m​10m​10m​10m
​c) Storeys​-Single storey within the former teacher housing character corridor along the eastern frontage with Tuhikaramea Road and the western frontage between Fosters Road and Wade Lane Reserve.​-​-​-​-​-​-​--


Table 5.4.4c: Building height – Rototuna North East Character Zone

​Height in relation to any building in the Rototuna North East Character Zone only means the vertical distance between the natural ground level immediately below that part of the highest part of the building immediately above the point. Being, the highest part of the building means the highest part of the main structure of the building, including parapets, but without taking into account projections measuring not exceeding 2m in height and 1m2 in area or an aerial permitted within Chapter 25.7 Network Utilities and Electricity Transmission Corridors (see Figure 5.4.4a). ​
​Rototuna North East Character Zone
​a) Front, corner, rear  and through site using the Rolling Height Method (Figure 5.4.4a) Sites less than 750m2: Maximum 10m

Site greater than 750m2: Maximum 8m


Figure 5.4.4a:
Rolling Height Method – Rototuna North East Character Zone

5.4.5 Height in Relation to Boundary 

a) No part of any building shall protrude through a height control plane rising at an angle of 28 degrees between northwest (315 degrees) and northeast (45 degrees), and rising at an angle of 45 degrees in all other directions. This angle is measured from 3m above ground level at all boundaries.
Except that: ​
i.​ Where buildings are attached, no height control plane is required between those buildings.​
ii.​ Where there are two or more dwellings on the same site, the plane shall be measured at a line midway between the two dwellings rising a​​t an angle of 45 degrees and with this angle measured from 3m above ground level at the midway line.​
iii.​ Where a boundary adjoins a transport corridor or access, the 45 degree angle applies to that boundary, measured 3m above the boundary.​
iv.​ Where the buildings are part of an approved Master Plan within the Peacocke Character Zone.​

5.4.6 Building Setbacks

Table 5.4.6a: Building setbacks – Special Residential, Special Heritage, Rototuna North East Character Zone and Special Natural Zones   
 
 
 
Special Natural Zone
Special Residential Zone
Special Heritage Zone
Lake Waiwhakareke Landscape Character Area
Ridgeline Character Area
For Temple View Zone and Peacocke Character Zone see Table 5.4.6b. For Rototuna North East Character Zone see Table 5.4.6c.
a) From a boundary with - any collector or local transport corridor (minimum setback unless otherwise stated)
All buildings shall​ be set back from the boundary the greater of:
i) 5m, or
ii) The average of the front setback of buildings on adjoining sites (except rear sites), provided that:
  • Where an adjoining site is vacant the setback shall be taken as being 5m
  • For corner sites the setback of the adjoining site shall be taken as the average
3m
5m
b) From a boundary with – any arterial transport corridor (minimum setback unless otherwise stated)
As per (a)
5m
5m
c) Where a garage or carport faces a transport corridor it shall be set back a minimum of 8m.
d) Front, corner and through site - side and rear boundaries (minimum setback)
One side boundary 3m
Other side boundary and rear boundary 1.5m
1.5m
1.5m
3m
e) Rear site - all boundaries (minimum setback)
1.5m
1.5m
1.5m
3m
​f) Waikato Riverbank and Gully Hazard Area​ ​6m (applies to buildings and swimming pools) ​​ ​​ ​

Note
1.Refer to chapter 21 and 22 for objectives and policies relevant to the setback from the Waikato Riverbank and Gully Hazard Area.

Table 5.4.6b: Building setbacks – Temple View and Peacocke Character Zones

​​ ​ ​ ​
Temple View Zone
​​
Peacocke Character ​​Zone
​ ​Character AreaHeritage Area ​​ In the absence of an approved Master PlanTerrace, Hill and Gully Character Areas
Precinct 1​Precinct 2Precinct 3​Precinct 4Precinct 5​ ​
For the Special Residential Zone, Special Heritage Zone and Special Natural Zones see Table 5.4.6a.​
a) From a ​​boundary with - any collector or local transport corridor (minimum setback unless otherwise stated)3m​3m3m​5m​5m5m3m
b) From a boundary with any arterial transport corridor (minimum setback unless otherwise stated)5m​Minimum setback within the former teacher housing corridor along the frontage with the eastern side of Tuhikaramea Road = 13m 
Minimum 5m in all other situations
-​5m​No building to be located closer to Tuhikaramea Road than the existing setback distance to the Temple
Minimum 5m in all other situations

5m5m
c)  Where a garage or carport faces a transport corridor it shall be set back a minimum of 8m​.
d) Front, corner and through site - side and rear boundaries (minimum setback) 1.5m​1.5m1.5m​3m​3m-1.5m
e) Rear site - all boundaries (minimum setback)1.5m​1.5m
1.5m 
​3m​​3m-1.5m
f) Any other boundary (for buildings and outdoor hardstands used for housing and feeding of animals, including milking sheds and shearing sheds) (minimum setback)-​-
-
 
​-​-50m-
g) Residential unit setback from an existing intensive farm (minimum setback)-​-
-
 
​-​-500m-
h) Any other boundary not otherwise identified above (minimum setback)-​-
-
 
​-​-5m-
​i) Waikato Riverbank and Gully Hazard Area​ ​​ ​​6m (applies to buildings and swimming pools)​

​​Note
1.Refer to chapter 21 and 22 for objectives and policies relevant to the setback from the Waikato Riverbank and Gully Hazard Area.


Table 5.4.6c: Building setbacks – Rototuna North East Character Zone

​ ​Rototuna North East Character Zone
​a)​From a boundary with - any collector or local transport corridor (minimum unless otherwise stated)​All buildings shall be setback from the boundary the greater of: ​
​i.5m, or​
​ii.​The average of the front setback of buildings on adjoining sites (except rear sites), provided that:
•  Where an adjoining site is vacant the setback shall be taken as being 5m
•  For corner sites the setback of the adjoining site shall be taken as the average
​b)​From a boundary with – any arterial transport corridor (minimum unless otherwise stated)​Refer to 5.4.6g)
​c)​Where a garage or carport faces a transport corridor it shall be set back a minimum of 8m. ​ ​
​d)​Front, corner and through site - side and rear boundaries (minimum)​1.2m
​e)​Rear site - all boundaries (minimum)​​1.5m
​f)​All habitable buildings shall be set back a minimum of 65m from the Waikato Expressway (Designation E90) as shown on Figure 5.4.6a except that if  the location of the carriageway within the designation corridor of the Waikato Expressway has been confirmed in writing by the Requiring Authority; or confirmed through an Outline Plan of Works approval under s176A of the RMA; or construction is underway or completed the setback shall be a 55dBLAeq(24hr) contour line from the Waikato Expressway carriageway boundary determined at the time of subdivision. ​ ​
​g)​All non-habitable buildings within the 65m setback as shown Figure 5.4.6a shall be set back a minimum of 5m from the Waikato Expressway (Designation E90) except that if the location of the carriageway within the designation corridor of the Waikato Expressway has been confirmed in writing by the Requiring Authority; or construction is underway or completed the set back shall be 10m from the actual carriageway edged of the Expressway.
​h)​Waikato Riverbank and Gully Hazard Area​6m (applies to buildings and swimming pools)

Note
1. Refer to chapter 21 and 22 for objectives and policies relevant to the setback from the Waikato Riverbank and Gully Hazard Area.​


Figure 5.4.6a: Waikato Expressway Setback for properties within the Rototuna North East Character Zone adjoining the northern boundary of the Waikato Expressway (Designation E90)

5.4.7 Interface Between Public and Private

a) These st​​andards only apply to front, corner and through sites only.​
b)​ Location of accessory buildings within the front setback
​i.All detached accessory buildings shall be located no further forward of the front building line of the dwelling than 0.5m, (see Figure 5.4.7g);​
​ii.​Accessory buildings that are an integral part of the design and construction of the dwelling shall, if the garage door is to face the street be located no further forward of the front building line of the dwelling than 0.5m, (see Figure 5.4.7h);
​iii.​Accessory buildings that are an integral part of the design and construction of the dwelling, if the garage door is 90 degrees to the street it shall be forward of the front line of the dwelling (but not encroaching into the front setback), by no more than 8m.
c)​ At least one habitable room shall have a clear glazed window facing the transport corridor. For corner sites, this shall be required only on the transport corridor frontage from which vehicular access is provided. ​

Figure 5.4.7g: Setback for accessory buildings – an example of an accessory building that is an integral part of design


Figure 5.4.7h: Setback for accessory buildings – example of a detached accessory building

5.4.8 Fences and Walls

​a) Fences and walls shall have a maximum height of 1.8m, except as provided below.​
b)​ Fences and walls within the Special Residential Zone and Special Heritage Zone shall have a maximum height of 1.2m for front and side boundary fences or walls located forward of the front building line of the dwelling.

5.4.9 Residential Buildings – Separation and Privacy

a) Residential buil​dings shall be set back at least 3m from the nearest part of any other residential building on the same site, except:​
i.​ No separation is required between buildings that are attached.​
ii.​ Where windows are located and designed (including by glazing) to avoid views between rooms in different buildings on the same site, separation distance is a minimum of 1.5m.​
​b) A balcony at upper-floor level shall be set back at least 5m from boundaries (see Figure 5.4.9a)​. This does not apply to a boundary along a transport corridor, access way, right-of-way, private way, access lot, or entrance strip less than 6m wide.

Figure 5.4.9a: Upper-floor setbacks for separation and privacy

Diagram of upper-floor setbacks 

c)​ Temple View Character Area. Within the teacher housing corridor there shall be a minimum 7m separation distance between single dwellings.​

5.4.10 Buildin​gs and Activities within the Temple View Zone's Character and Heritage Areas

Description
Requirements
Character Area
Heritage Area
a) Curtilage wall along Tuhikaramea Road
Shall be reinstated to reflect the height, colour, design quality and spatial relationship with the built form of the former teacher housing
Shall be reinstated to reflect the height, colour and design quality of the curtilage wall​
b) Colour:
Applies to new buildings or alterations of existing buildings
Shall be in general accordance with the colour scheme throughout the Character Area and adjoining Heritage Areas
Shall be in general accordance with the colour scheme identified throughout the Character Areas and adjoining Heritage Area
c) Repairs and maintenance to buildings or structures
 
 
Shall be in accordance with the broader architectural characteristics such as colour, form, materials and finishes
Shall be in accordance the broader architectural characteristics such as colour, form, materials and finishes
d) Maintenance, repair and replacement of former teacher accommodation along Tuhikaramea Road
Shall reflect the general spatial characteristics, scale and modulation of the existing teacher accommodation as viewed from Tuhikaramea Road, with particular regard to the offset from the front boundary, architectural response to Tuhikaramea Road and curtilage treatment
Buildings shall include the broader architectural characteristics such as colour, form, materials and finishes and deliver on the principles of good urban design
 
e) New building and development
 
Buildings shall generally reflect the broader architectural characteristics including but not limited to  colour, style, materials and finishes to maintain a coherent character to the overall site and deliver on the principles of good urban design
Shall maintain the overall open spatial characteristics of the area, as viewed from Tuhikaramea Road with particular regard to the immediate surrounding landscape and the primacy of the Temple within the area
Buildings shall include the broader architectural characteristics such as colour, form, materials and finishes to maintain a coherent character to the overall site and deliver on the principles of good urban design
f) Repairs, maintenance and replacement of private roads and car parking areas
Shall be maintained or developed to reflect the sealed surface and kerbed edge consistent with the roads and parking areas while allowing for alternative treatment consistent with the overall character of the area where warranted for good urban design or functional requirements
Shall be maintained or developed to reflect the sealed surface and kerbed edge consistent with the roads and parking areas while allowing for alternative treatment consistent with the overall character of the area where warranted for good urban design or functional requirements

5.4.11 Outdoor Living Area

a) These standards do not apply to managed care facilities or rest homes.​
b) Each residential unit shall be provided with an outdoor living area that is:​
i.​ For the exclusive use of each residential unit.​
ii.​ Readily accessible from a​​ living area inside the residential unit.​
iii.​ Free of driveways, manoeuvring areas, parking spaces, accessory buildings and service areas.​
iv.​ Located on a side of the residential unit which faces north, east or west (refer Figure 5.4.11e below). For the purpose of this standard, a side that faces north, east or west means the area to the:
•  West of the westernmost and/or easternmost corners of the dwelling, and/or
•  West of the west facing façade aligned at no more than 15 degrees to the north-south axis; and/or
•  East of the east facing façade aligned at no more than 15 degrees to the north-south axis.
c)​ Outdoor living areas for residential units shall have areas and dimensions as follows:
Residential units
Outdoor living area per residential unit
Shape
i. Including single dwellings and duplex dwellings
60m²
  • Capable of containing a 6m diameter circle
  • No dimension less than 2.5m
ii. Ancillary residential units
12m2
  • No dimension less than 2.5m
d)​ The outdoor living area for an ancillary residential unit shall be separate from the outdoor living area provided for the principal residential unit. ​

 
Figure 5.4.11e:  Outdoor living area – north, east or west
​​

 
 5.4.12 Service Areas

a) These standards do not apply to managed care facilities or rest homes.

Description
Minimum requirements
b)  
​Every site, including first residential unit, but excluding 5.4.12(d) to (f)
i.  At least 20m2
ii. Minimum dimension 3m
c)  
​Service area for second and subsequent residential units, including duplex dwellings
i.  Additional 20m2 for second and each subsequent unit
ii. Minimum dimension 3m
d)  
​Service area per ancillary residential unit
i.  Additional 10m²
ii. Minimum dimension 2.5m
e)  
​ Apartments
i. 10m2
ii. Minim​um dimension 2.5m
f)   
​Community centres, visitor accommodation, conference facilities
i. 10m²
ii. Minimum dimension 2.5m
g)  
​Dairies (may be indoor or outdoor)
i.  Minimum 10m²
ii. Minimum dimension 2.5m
iii. Readily accessible to service vehicles
iv. Indoor service area separately partitioned
v. Outdoor service area shall have an all-weather, dust-free surface
h)  
​All service areas
i. Readily accessible from each residential unit
ii. Not visible from a public place

5.4.13 Provisions in Other Chapters

The provisions of the following chapters apply to activities within this chapter where relevant.

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