Auckland Unitary Plan Zoning Rules

Zoning Large Lot Single House (SH) Mixed Housing Suburban (MHS) Mixed Housing Urban (MHU) Terrace Housing & Apartments (THAB)
Permitted Density (No. of dwellings) per Site 1 per site 1 per site No maximum No maximum No maximum
Subdivision (min vacant lot size): If you were to subdivide into vacant lots what is the minimum lot size (net) you must provide: 4000sm 600sm 400sm 300sm 1200sm
New Dwellings Constructed 1 Permitted
2+ Discretionary
1 Permitted
>2 Notified Consent
Up to 2 Permitted
3+ Restricted Discretionary
Up to 2 Permitted
3+ Restricted Discretionary
Restricted Discretionary
Minor Dwelling Ristricted Discretionary Permitted NA NA NA
Maximum Height 8m (+1m (roof line)) 8m (+1m (roof line)) 8m (+1m (roof line)) 11m (+1m (roof line)) 16m or Height Variation Control
Height in Relation to Boundary - 2.5m+45° 2.5m+45°
+ Alternative
3m+45°
+ Alternative
3m+45°
+ Alternative
Minimum Front Yard Depth 10m 3m 3m 2.5m 1.5m
Minimum Side Yard Depth 6m 1m 1m 1m lm
Minimum Rear Yard Depth 6m 1m 1m 1m lm
Building Coverage 20% or 400sm 35% 40% 45% 50%
Maximum Impervious Area 35% or 1400sm 60% 60% 60% 70%
Minimum Front Yard Landscaping - 50% 50% 50% -
Landscaped Area of the Site (min) - 40% 40% 35% 30%
Outlook Space - - Principal living = 6m x 4m
Principal bed = 3m x 3m
All other habitable= 1m x 1m
Required Required
Outdoor Living Space - - Ground level = 20sm
Above ground = 5sm ( up to 1 bed)
Above ground = 8sm ( 2 bed +)
Ground level = 20sm
Above ground = 5sm ( up to 1 bed)
Above ground = 8sm ( 2 bed +)
Ground level = 20sm
Above ground = 5sm ( up to 1 bed)
Above ground = 8sm ( 2 bed +)
Maximum Front Fence Height - 1.2m or 1.8m with requirements 1.2m or 1.8m with requirements 1.2m or 1.8m with requirements 1.2m or 1.8m with requirements
Maximum Side and Rear Fence Height 2m 2m 2m 2m
Parking Provisions Min 1 per dwelling Min 1 per dwelling Studio= 0.5 rounded down to nearest whole number
1 bed = 0.5 rounded down to nearest whole number
2+ bed = min 1 no max.
Up to 1 bed - No Requirement
2+ bed = Min 1 no max.
No requirement