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Challenging Planning Universal

If you think our Government's attack on provisions in the RMA that they consider impede development, take a a look at this article from The Daily Telegraph dated 19 November that mirrors what is happening here. The article appears to have originated from David Cameron's office, and presages major moves ahead to remove the ability to challenge, or access judges in order to frustrate developers plans.

Follow-up articles reveal the utter dismay of community organisations that contemplate the complete break-down of rural English landscapes, and untrammeled development within cities. What is interesting is Cameron's use of the 2nd World War analogy - Churchill putting the country on a 'war-footing' - all very dramatic, and an argument hardly likely to be of use here.

It appears that he considers that Britain's restoration as an economic powerhouse will depend on removing the current ability to challenge rulings - an interesting concept, and one that is likely to resonate in Government quarters, and with its support cohort here.




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