Franklin Local Board I Te Poari ā-Rohe o Franklin

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This consultation closed on 13 August 2020. Thank you for having your say.

The team is currently analysing all the feedback received which will help inform the final Franklin Local Board Plan. This plan will be made publicly available in November 2020.

If you have any further questions/comments at this time please email us at: franklinlocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Love local, get vocal and help shape the Franklin Local Board Plan 2020-2023

The Franklin Local Board has come up with a three-year plan outlining the key initiatives we want to focus on to help our communities thrive and support the recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

The plan has six outcomes:

  1. Our strengths generate local opportunity and prosperity
  2. Improved transport options
  3. Places and facilities that are fit for purpose
  4. Kaitiakitanga and protection of our environment
  5. Cultural heritage and Māori identity is expressed in our communities
  6. A sense of belonging and strong community participation

Have a look at the plan for more details of what we will do to deliver on these outcomes, and take the survey to tell us what's most important and what's missing.

Our 2020 Local Board Plan proposals are open for feedback until Thursday 13 August.

So love local and get vocal about your community by having your say. We'd love to hear from you.


This consultation closed on 13 August 2020. Thank you for having your say.

The team is currently analysing all the feedback received which will help inform the final Franklin Local Board Plan. This plan will be made publicly available in November 2020.

If you have any further questions/comments at this time please email us at: franklinlocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Love local, get vocal and help shape the Franklin Local Board Plan 2020-2023

The Franklin Local Board has come up with a three-year plan outlining the key initiatives we want to focus on to help our communities thrive and support the recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

The plan has six outcomes:

  1. Our strengths generate local opportunity and prosperity
  2. Improved transport options
  3. Places and facilities that are fit for purpose
  4. Kaitiakitanga and protection of our environment
  5. Cultural heritage and Māori identity is expressed in our communities
  6. A sense of belonging and strong community participation

Have a look at the plan for more details of what we will do to deliver on these outcomes, and take the survey to tell us what's most important and what's missing.

Our 2020 Local Board Plan proposals are open for feedback until Thursday 13 August.

So love local and get vocal about your community by having your say. We'd love to hear from you.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

If you have a question about the Draft Franklin Local Board Plan please ask it below. A response will be posted to this page as soon as possible.

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    You have responded to our suggestions here in Clevedon to keep the "character of the village alive" I would like an honest answer to the following. Will you allow persons living in existing village houses on 1/4 acre sites in Clevedon, to build 3 new houses on that same site? There are rumours this is already being undertaken and that does not sound like anyone on the board has picked this up and it will absolutely spoil our village character and upset many who have moved here because of the love of the area.

    Gail asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question.   All development in Auckland is controlled by the Auckland Unitary Plan. Council does not have any current resource consents granted for three new dwellings on a 1012m2 section in Residential – Single House zone in Clevedon.

    Most of Clevedon Village has a Residential - Single House Zone, apart from the central area which has a Business - Neighbourhood Centre Zone.  

    The Single House Zone is exactly that, with provision for a minor dwelling of up to 65m2. For a site of 1012m2 within Sub Precinct A (with an underlying Residential -Single House zoning) it has “theoretical” potential to subdivide the site into 2 lots based on a minimum net site area of area of 500m2 per lot. In addition, it is possible to incorporate a minor unit into a residential lot, post subdivision, provided the proposal complies with the development control standards of the Sub Precinct A and wastewater servicing requirements.  That could account for three “dwellings” ( two principal dwellings with one of them having a minor dwelling)  of varying sizes on an original site of 1012m2.

    The Business - Neighbourhood Centre does allow for both business and residential use, with no controls over residential density.  Again, such development would be subject to wastewater disposal. As you will be aware water and wastewater reticulation systems are currently being installed by Watercare Services in this community.

    The Clevedon Precinct overlying this area does not change the density provisions.  

    The Franklin Local Board recognises that growth will change the character of Clevedon.  You may be aware that the Clevedon community has developed the Clevedon Village Design Framework in response to impending growth. The development of this framework was based on a lot of community input done by Clevedon Community and Business Association. Although it cannot change zoning rules it is intended to persuade and guide the type of development that reflects a Clevedon character. The board would like Council to adopt this plan, so that it can become a supporting document to consent applications. This is listed as a key initiative in our Local Board Plan.

    If you support this, please submit on our plan and say so – you can do this by completing our online survey and making a comment in the ‘do you have any other comments on our plan’ question.  Online submissions close today.

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    Several local boards across NZ already defined a plan to reduce light pollution and dark sky preservation. This includes our neighbors from Waiheke. Actions like replacing the regular street lights to 3000k low consumption LEDs or regulating the light emitted towards the sky, not only helps the environment and dark sky preservation, but also the long-term operating costs. I was wondering if there is any action in Local Board Plans 2020 in this regard. Thank you!

    Jordi Blasco asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback.  Our draft plan does not currently contain any initiatives in relation to dark sky preservation.  Street lighting is controlled and delivered by Auckland Transport. However, we can advocate to AT to change how they do things.  If you have not done so already, please complete our online survey and give formal feedback requesting that the board prioritise reducing light pollution.  You may also want to submit to other local boards on this issue, and as it is one of regional relevance, keep an eye out for the long term plan consultation in the first half of next year so that you can advocate for a response to this opportunity as part of the 10 year plan.