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Operative Tauranga City Plan – Plan Changes 26, 27 and 30

Event date: 30/10/2020 2:00 p.m. - 1/02/2021 5:00 p.m. Export event

Tauranga City Council is extending the time for submissions for the proposed plan changes to the Operative Tauranga City Plan under the Resource Management Act 1991.

The proposed plan changes cover the following:

Plan Change 26 – Housing Choice

(a) Amend and introduce definitions in Chapter 3;

(b) Amend and introduce objectives, policies and rules in Chapter 14B (Suburban Residential Zone) to enable duplexes and comprehensively designed development;

(c) Amend objectives, policies and rules in Chapter 14D (City Living Zone) relating to comprehensively designed development;

(d) Introduce a new appendix in Chapter 14 Te Papa Housing Overlay Maximum Heights that enables greater heights in the Suburban Residential, City Living and Commercial zones in identified locations in the Te Papa Peninsula;

(e) Amend objectives, policies, rules and assessment criteria for residential activities in Chapter 17 (Commercial Zone);

(f) Introduce and amend policies and rules in Chapter 4B (Transportation) requiring minimum bicycle parking for multi-unit residential developments;

(g) Introduce and amend objectives, policies and rules in Chapter 12 relating to subdivision of comprehensively designed development.

Plan Change 27 – Flooding from intense rainfall

(a) Amend and introduce definitions in Chapter 3;

(b) Introduce rules in Chapter 4C to manage earthworks in floodplains, major overland flowpaths and flood prone areas;

(c) Introduce objective, policies and rules in Chapter 8 to reduce the risk of flooding from intense rainfall to life, property and infrastructure;

(d) Introduce rules in Chapter 12 to manage subdivision in floodplains, overland flowpaths and flood prone areas;

(e) Amend existing site coverage rules in Chapter 14B (Suburban Residential Zone and Large Lot Residential Zone) and Chapter 14D (City Living Zone) to manage impervious surfaces on site.

Please note that Plan Change 27 – Flooding from intense rainfall will have legal effect from the date of notification (16 November 2020).

Plan Change 30 – Earthworks

(a) Delete a definition in Chapter 3;

(b) Amend rules in Chapter 4 Earthworks and Chapter 12 Subdivision to manage earthworks at all stages of development, particularly at the time of subdivision and post-subdivision;

(c) Clarify how earthworks are undertaken in conjunction with other activities;

(d) Delete Appendix 4N Erosion and Sediment Control Measures and introduce rules to manage earthworks to keep sediment onsite.

Further Information

Proposed plan changes to the Tauranga City Plan may be inspected or obtained during office hours at the following locations:

  • Customer Service Centre, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga
  • Tauranga City Council website: www.tauranga.govt.nz/planchanges
  • Tauranga libraries (Central, Greerton, Papamoa and Mount Maunganui)

An extension of time for submissions has been provided. Anyone, or their organisation may make a submission on the proposed plan changes by sending a written submission no later than 5pm on Monday, 1 February 2021 either via the online submission form on council’s website, via email to city.plan@tauranga.govt.nz or via post addressed to:

Manager: City and Infrastructure Planning, Tauranga City Council
Freepost Authority Number 370, Private Bag 12022, Tauranga 3143

Submissions should be in the format of Form 5 of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees and Procedure) Regulations 2003. Submission forms are available from Customer Service Centre, libraries and the council website.

Following the closing date for submissions, public notification will be given of the availability to view a summary of all submissions and where both the summary and full submissions can be inspected. Further submissions in support of, or in opposition to any submission received will then be able to be made.

The council will then arrange the hearing of all submissions received and will publicly notify the dates, times and places of the hearing.

Posted: Oct 30, 2020,
Categories: Public Notice, General,

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