District Plan - Plan Change 4 - Noise

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Notification of decisions on Plan Change 4: Noise

Rotorua Lakes Council has made its decisions on Plan Change 4: Noise to the District Plan. The plan change is intended to clarify and improve the provisions for managing noise, as well provide clear references to the New Zealand standard.

In summary, Council has accepted the commissioners’ recommendations on the plan change and the submissions.

The key changes to the District Plan as a result of Plan Change 4 are:

  • Insertion of references to the NZ Standards for Noise;
  • Clarification of where noise can be measured within a site;
  • Inclusion of a ‘shoulder period’ for noise within the Residential Zone;
  • New definitions of ‘Noise’ and ‘Noise Sensitive Activities’;
  • Inclusion of specific objectives, policies and assessment criteria to guide resource consent decisions;
  • Minor changes to the acoustic treatment requirements for noise sensitive activities; and
  • An allowance for minor extensions to buildings within the Inner Noise Control Area around the Airport.

Relevant documents are available below:

Commissioners’ report including amended District Plan provisions

Evaluation of Plan Change (Section 32 Report)

Summary of Submissions


Appeals

One appeal has been received on the plan change relating to the proposed minimum acoustic insulation requirements of A11.6.3.2a.

Notification of decisions on Plan Change 4: Noise

Rotorua Lakes Council has made its decisions on Plan Change 4: Noise to the District Plan. The plan change is intended to clarify and improve the provisions for managing noise, as well provide clear references to the New Zealand standard.

In summary, Council has accepted the commissioners’ recommendations on the plan change and the submissions.

The key changes to the District Plan as a result of Plan Change 4 are:

  • Insertion of references to the NZ Standards for Noise;
  • Clarification of where noise can be measured within a site;
  • Inclusion of a ‘shoulder period’ for noise within the Residential Zone;
  • New definitions of ‘Noise’ and ‘Noise Sensitive Activities’;
  • Inclusion of specific objectives, policies and assessment criteria to guide resource consent decisions;
  • Minor changes to the acoustic treatment requirements for noise sensitive activities; and
  • An allowance for minor extensions to buildings within the Inner Noise Control Area around the Airport.

Relevant documents are available below:

Commissioners’ report including amended District Plan provisions

Evaluation of Plan Change (Section 32 Report)

Summary of Submissions


Appeals

One appeal has been received on the plan change relating to the proposed minimum acoustic insulation requirements of A11.6.3.2a.

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  • Privacy Act and Official Information Act

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    19 Jun 2017

    Submissions are made under the Resource Management Act 1991. The submissions and the information contained in them will be held by the Rotorua Lakes Council and will also be available at Rotorua Lakes Council's Customer Centre, the Rotorua library and on the Rotorua Lakes Council website.

    By taking part in this public submission process submitters will, for the purposes of the Official Information Act 1982, be understood to have waived privacy interests in their submission.

    Submitters are also reminded that the information supplied in written submissions may be personal information within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1993. Submitters are advised that under the Privacy Act that they have the right to enquire as to the personal information held by the Council and request that it be accurate.


  • Key Contact

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    19 Jun 2017

    For more information on the Proposed Plan Change 4 please contact: Chris Dillion, Senior Policy Advisor at Chris.Dillon@rotorualc.nz