Franklin District Growth Strategy

The Franklin District Growth Strategy is part of the Council’s commitment to sustainable development for the district.

As the precursor to future district plans, the DGS is designed to ensure that the strategic direction is consistent with national and regional policies and plans, while reflecting the particular needs and circumstances of the District.

LA4 were part of the multi-disciplinary project team providing input into the identification of the potential development intensification areas within the study area and analysis of the effects of intensification on the landscape and rural character. The impact of the growth scenarios on the nature and character of the study area were assessed including the level of development that would be appropriate within each of the identified landscape units in order to retain some of the unit’s natural, visual and amenity values.