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The following local authorities in this region have rules or guidance relating to medium-density housing: Hamilton City, Hauraki District and Taupo District.

Hamilton City 

Hamilton district plan

This document identifies the residential zones in Hamilton (including MDH) and the applicable rules including height, unit size, permeable surface and site coverage. 

Hamilton district plan – MDH design guidelines

This resource provides design guidelines for MDH including site coverage, permeable surfaces, height, setbacks, fences, separation, outdoor living areas and service areas.

Hauraki District 

Franklin district plan – MDH

This document identifies the rules for MDH development in Franklin District including density, outdoor living, height and coverage. 

Taupo District 

Taupo district plan – residential

This document defines the residential zones in Taupo District including MDH and identifies performance standards including coverage, setbacks and height.