MEDIA RELEASE: Unmanaged Urban Sprawl A Step Backward

13 June 2013
Bryce Julyan

Releasing land to saturate the housing market, as the Government seems to be keen to do through the Housing Accord Bill, will not solve housing affordability issue, according to the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

The Government has recently suggested the planning processes currently in place are creating unnecessary barriers to housing development and its Housing Accord Bill allows for it to override local authorities and push through additional home consents to address affordability ...

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