Schedule historic sites in planning maps

Key points to consider:

  • Identify the location of each site on the planning maps
  • Provide for the integrated management of sites in collaboration with key stakeholders and tangata whenua
  • Develop appropriate objectives, policies and rules to support the management of historic sites as indicated by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga - Sustainable management of historic heritage Guide Series
  • Provide methods to support  owners conserving listed heritage structures, such as relief grants or rates relief
  • List historic items located in the coastal marine area in the regional coastal plan heritage schedule
  • Include in the schedule basic locational information, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga registration information, listed interiors and important settings or surroundings.

Example Bay of Plenty Regional Policy Statement

Importantly, the regional policy statement includes guidance in the form of criteria for the identification of historic heritage and provisions that ensure that identified heritage is listed in district plans for protection.

Appendix F – Criteria for assessing matters of national importance in the Bay of Plenty region

Generic Values (criteria to be applied in all assessments of historic heritage:

Period 5.1 The development sequence of a place or area, the likely age, duration of use or chronology of a place or area.

Rarity or Special Features 5.2 The unique, uncommon or rare features of a place or area. This may be as a result of the cultural context of the place or area. This may include the technical interest of all or  any part of the place or area. The previous existence and nature of lost or obliterated components or aspects. The function of the place and its parts and the relationship of the place and its parts with its setting.

Integrity 5.3 The condition, quality and state of original features of a place or area. Comparison with other examples of its class. The quality of any restoration, addition or modification of the place or area.

Representativeness 5.4 The characteristics and relationship of the place or area to other places or areas in its class, for example in respect of design, type, features, technology, use, activity, location or origin.

Context or Group Value 5.5 Association with other places, areas or elements of its context. Association with and illustration of broad patterns of history. Places or areas in which evidence of the association or event survives in situ, or in which the settings are substantially intact.

Diversity (Form and Features) 5.6 The characteristics, diversity and pattern of a place or area. The cultural influences which have affected the form and components of the place or area. Form, scale, colour, texture and materials. The historical content of the place or area with particular reference to the ways in which it has been influenced by historical forces or has itself influenced the course of history.

Fragility or Vulnerability 5.7 The components, form and structure of the place or area and the effect of this on its survival. Its vulnerability to deterioration or destruction. The degree to which it is threatened and its context in terms of protection and services.

In addition to the above generic values, any assessment of historic heritage qualities must consider other qualities including archaeological, architectural, cultural, historic, scientific and technological.

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