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Land use activities in Rotorua District’s rural zones have the potential to adversely affect the amenity values associated with rural character.
The district’s rural amenity values include
The Rotorua District Plan contains rules relevant to rural land use.
10 metres above the lower of wither the natural ground level or the finished ground level. For residential units the maximum height is 7.5 metres
7.5 metres above the natural ground level
No height restrictions apply
7.5 metres above the natural ground
7.5 metres above the natural ground level, provided that the maximum height at the boundary is 3 metres, plus 1 metre for every 1 metre from the boundary
15 metres above the natural ground level
These buffer requirements for buildings apply, except
Minimum front yard (metres)
Minimum side yard
Minimum rear yard
Minimum rear site yard
No restrictions other than those that may be specified in a development plan
In all rural zones except Rural G: