​​​​​9.7 Restricted Discretionary Activities: Matters of Discretion and Assessment Criteria

​​​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 with 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)​
i.​ Any Indus​​trial activity in the Riverlea Industrial Area or Rotokauri Employment Area​ •  C – Character and Amenity
•  F – Hazards and Safety
ii.​ Parking lots and parking buildings in the Rotokauri Employment Area​ •   C – Character and Amenity
iii.​ Emergency services facilities •   C – Character and Amenity
•   F – Hazards and Safety
iv.​ Childcare facilities 
•  C – Character and Amenity
•  F – Hazards and Safety
v.​ Drive-through services*
•  M – Drive-through services
•  C – Character and Amenity
•  F – Hazards and Safety
vi.​ Noxious or offensive activities​ •  C – Character and Amenity
•  F – Hazards and Safety
vii.​ Activities requiring an air-discharge consent  •  C – Character and Amenity
•  F – Hazards and Safety
viii.​ Transport depot​ •  C – Character and Amenity
•  F – Hazards and Safety
ix.​ Health care services other than those provided for as a permitted activity​ •  C – Character and Amenity
•  F – Hazards and Safety
​x.Boarding kennels and catteries​•  C – Character and Amenity
•  F – Hazards and Safety
​xi.​New supermarkets in the industrial zone
•  A1 – General Criteria
•  M – Supermarkets
•  G  – Transport
•  H2 – Function, Vitality and Amenity of Centres
​xii.​Extensions to supermarkets not existing at 15 September 2015​•  A1 – General Criteria
•  M – Supermarkets
•  G – Transport​
​xiii.​Managed care facilities; retirement villages and rest homes on the defined site Lot 3 DP S270, Pt Lot 3 DRO 346, Pt Lot 2 DRO 346, Pt Lot 1 DPS 4044 and Pt Lot 2 DPS 4044
•  B – Design and Layout​
•  C – Character and Amenity (C1, C2, C10-16)
•  F – Hazards and Safety
•  G – Transportation​ 
​xiv.​Yard based retail​​•  C – Character and Amenity 
•  F  – Hazards and Safety
​xv.​Gymnasiums​​•  C – Character and Amenity 
•  F  – Hazards and Safety
​xvi.​Places of worship​​•  C – Character and Amenity 
•  F  – Hazards and Safety​
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