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Appendix B: Table Identifying Gaps

Councils with Relevant Provisions Less than 25% 25% - 49% 50% - 74%  75% - 99% 100%
Amenity
Provisions that promote the retention of urban amenity values - i.e. pleasantness, aesthetic coherence, cultural and recreational       *  
Commerce
The provision of mixed-use opportunities in town and neighbourhood centres (i.e. retail, apartments, commercial services etc).       *  
Provision of design controls to enhance shopping/working/living experience in town and neighbourhood centres e.g. veranda, glazing, active road edges, allowance for cafes on paths       *  
Management of large format retail - grocery, DIY, general retail   *      
Provision of home-based businesses     *    
Choice
Reward/allow increasing densities in association with provision of open space   *      
Maximum parking standards   *      
Ensures public spaces are accessible by everybody including people with disabilities     *    
Provision for variety of housing types e.g.: medium, detached, attached     *    
Provision for variety of section sizes      *    
Provision of higher density subdivision and development around town centres and public transport nodes.   *      
Variety of permitted maximum building heights     *    
Site coverage which can affect housing density and design     *    
Custodianship
Incorporates / encourages renewable energy sources in subdivision and development e.g. passive solar gain and thermal insulation     *    
Incorporates water saving devices in subdivision and development *        
Incorporates noise mitigation to reduce noise impacts from major infrastructure airports, ports, new roads (protect residents - avoid reverse sensitivity)     *    
Incorporates noise mitigation to reduce noise impacts from town centres (protect apartment dwellers - avoid reverse sensitivity)   *      
Encourages buildings, spaces, places and transport networks that are safer, with less crime and fear of crime e.g. through incorporating crime prevention through environmental design principles   *      
Provisions to consider residential buildings in relation to the street e.g. minimal front yard standard for living areas   *      
Avoids or mitigates the effects of natural and man-made hazards (e.g. climate change adaptation measures)         *
Considers the on-going care and maintenance of buildings, spaces, places and networks *        
Uses design to improve the environmental performance of infrastructure e.g. through incorporation of low impact stormwater management devices   *      
Considers the impact of design on people's health e.g. provision of outdoor living courts     *    
Collaboration
Uses a collaborative approach to long-term structure planning including subdivision design that acknowledges the contributions of many different disciplines and perspectives   *      
Involves communities in  meaningful decision-making processes for developments with high community interest e.g. through incorporation of consultative methods in design guides   *      
Forges public/private sector partnerships *        
Character
Provisions that retain 'sense of place' e.g. retaining architectural style of character areas, streetscape/block pattern, focal points, encouraging development to fit-in with its surroundings     *    
Provisions that promote 'sense of place' e.g. promoting architectural style of character areas, streetscape/block pattern focal points   *      
The protection and enhancement of urban water bodies       *  
The identification and protection of distinctive landforms e.g. remnant dunes, high points       *  
The identification, protection and enhancement of indigenous vegetation       *  
Heritage
The provision of heritage place registers - buildings, waahi tapu sites, geological and what is the main focus - trees, buildings       *  
Basis for heritage registers i.e. from NZHPT register, commissioned reports     *    
Level of protection i.e. the number of categories   *      
Inclusion of non-regulatory provisions e.g. grants   *      
Responding to heritage values of an area - reuse, maintain, enhance       *  
Open Space
Policy framework to provide for open spaces including the provision of a wide range of reserves - local neighbourhood, city/district, active and passive recreational reserves, ecological/scenic       *  
Provision of policy and standards to promote better designed streets and streetscape and promote as open spaces with public surveillance e.g. landscaping/tree planting requirements, traffic calming     *    
Open space areas associated with stormwater/utilities/streets e.g. integration of stormwater and provision/retention of open spaces *        
Having clear boundaries between public and private open spaces e.g. through appropriate use of fencing *        
Connectivity
Provisions which promote walking, cycling and other non-vehicular       *  
Constraints and opportunities to provide for connectivity of the transport network and connection with other streets e.g. controls on street design. Limitations on connecting to major roads     *    
Provisions to reduce the level of vehicular traffic and/or traffic speed e.g. through engineering code of practice     *    
Provisions to encourage safe, attractive and secure pathways and links between landmarks and neighbourhoods     *    
Facilitates green networks that link public and private open space   *      
Streets and other thoroughfares are designed as positive spaces with multiple functions   *      
Provides for environments that encourage people to become more physically active.   *      
Urban Growth Management
Provisions for the management of urban growth e.g. urban edge limits, encouraging growth in appropriate growth nodes vs. no limits       *  
Inclusion of structure plans in relation to urban growth management strategies/studies     *    
Provisions for the reuse of brownfield sites/reuse of buildings, urban renewal *        
Collaboration policy with region and/or territorial local authorities in relation to growth areas *        
Total 7 16 16 11 1