7.6 Restricted Discretionary Activities: Matters of Discretion and Assessment Criteria

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​a)​In determining any application for resource consent for a restricted discretionary activity, Council shall have regard to the matters referenced below, to which Council has restricted the exercise of its discretion. Assessment Criteria within Volume 2, Appendix 1.3 provide for assessment of applications as will any relevant objectives and policies. In addition, when considering any Restricted Discretionary Activity located within the Natural Open Space Zone, Waikato Riverbank and Gully Hazard Area, or Significant Natural Area, Council will also restrict its discretion to Waikato River Corridor or Gully System Matters (see the objectives and policies of Chapter 21:  Waikato River Corridor and Gully Systems).

Activity​ Specific
Matter of Discretion and Assessment Criteria Reference Number
(Refer to Volume 2, Appendix 1.3)
Buildings (also refer to Key Development Sites further below)
i. New buildings, including alterations and additions*
•  B – Design and Layout
•  L – Central City – Design and Layout
​ii. New buildin​gs, including  alterations and additions  >32m  height
•  B – Design and Layout
•  L – Central City – Design and Layout
iii. Relocated buildings*
•  B – Design and Layout
•  C – Character and Amenity
•  L – Central City – Design and Layout
Industry
iv. Light industry*
•  C – Character and Amenity
•  F – Hazards and Safety
Offices
v. Offices greater than 1,000m2*
•  H1 – Function, Vitality and Amenity of Centres
Retail/Commercial
​vi.  Retail activities >250m² GFA (per tenancy)* (except floor retail >250m² GFA per tenancy within Riverfront Overlay (refer Volume 2, Appendix 5, Figure 5-1)) ​•  B – Design and Layout
•  C – Character and Amenity
​vii.  Supermarkets​•  M – Supermarkets
viii. Tourism ventures and information centres*
•  C – Character and Amenity
xi.  Yard retail less than or equal to 400.0m2*
•  C – Character and Amenity
•  H1 – Function, Vitality and Amenity of Centres
x. Restaurants/cafes/licensed premises*
•  C – Character and Amenity
xi. Places of assembly*
•  C – Character and Amenity
xii. Drive-through services
•  M – Drive-through services
xiii. Parking buildings, located within the Parking Building Overlay*
•  C – Character and Amenity
xiv. Parking lots (operating for up to 12 months or less)*
•  C – Character and Amenity
Community
xv. Health care services greater than 250m2 gross floor area
•  C – Character and Amenity
xvi. Community centres greater than 250m2 gross floor area
•  C – Character and Amenity
xvii. Tertiary education and specialised training facilities greater than 250m2 gross floor area and Childcare Facilities at ground floor greater than 250m2 gross floor area. 
•  C – Character and Amenity
Residential
xviii. Apartments at ground floor within the Secondary Active Frontage (refer Appendix 5,
​Figure 5-7)
​*
•  C – Character and Amenity
•  L – Central City – Design and Layout
xix. Residential centres*
•   C – Character and Amenity
•  L – Central City – Design and Layout
xx. Visitor accommodation*
•   C – Character and Amenity
•   L – Central City – Design and Layout
Key Development Sites
xxi. New buildings, including alterations and additions within Key Development Site 1*
•  B – Design and Layout
•  L – Central City – Design and Layout
xxii. New buildings, including alterations and additions within Key Development Site 2*
•  B – Design and Layout
•  L – Central City – Design and Layout
xxii. New buildings, including alterations and additions within Key Development Site 3*
•  B – Design and Layout
•  L – Central City – Design and Layout
xxiv. New buildings, including alterations and additions within Key Development Site 4*
•  B – Design and Layout
•  L – Central City – Design and Layout
xxv. New buildings, including alterations and additions within Key Development Site 5*
•  B – Design and Layout
•  L – Central City – Design and Layout
xxvi. New buildings, including alterations and additions within Key Development Site 6*
•  B – Design and Layout
•  L – Central City – Design and Layout​

Note
1. Refer to Chapter 1.1.9 for activities marked with an asterisk (*)

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