MEDIA RELEASE: Positive Planning No Handbrake on Development

23 September 2014

Planners in New Zealand are doing an efficient job of processing resource consents according to the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

NZPI Chair Bryce Julyan says the most recent statistics collected by the Ministry for the Environment debunk the myth that planners are a handbrake on development.

“Planners can only operate within the prescribed legislative framework and the stats tell us we are doing a very good job within those constraints,” Mr Julyan says ...

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