What is a Town Concept Plan?

A Town Concept Plan is a method of planning which helps to identify the issues, features and opportunities available in our townships. We use these to look at what key moves can be made to enhance the character and connectivity within a town and to identify outcomes agreed by the community. Town Concept Plans also support the District Plan by providing important information about community aspirations and by identifying issues we should address through our rules.  In Benneydale there will be a focus on the idea of the town as a gateway.  Additionally we will look at how the District Plan can be used to direct and promote economic growth by providing a vision for future development.

Benneydale’s Town Concept Plan will likely contain information about land use and consider how we will zone areas. The Plan might also identify connections, consider the town’s heritage and wider character, assess buildings and streetscapes as well as a profiling the issues and opportunities.​

What is a Town Concept Plan?