Zoning/Planning & Consent Processes
Your existing Mayor and councillors gauge the success of their processes by looking at statutory guidelines. We say that simply meeting statutory guidelines is not a measure of success or competence and we will do considerably better. Zoning, planning and subdivision consents are at the heart of our failing economy. Council has got it wrong and is failing to support economic growth, business growth and to encourage innovative people and businesses who want to give it a go. The jobs stop, the growth stops and that stops prosperity and lead’s to all manner of social problems.
Your current council are now trying to place further restrictions on farmers and private individuals who may wish to subdivide or develop their land, this is unreasonable, unproductive and inhibiting growth and prosperity. That is not in line with our thinking and if we are elected as your new council we will not support these changes.
- We will be establishing a direct line to the Mayor and to councillors to enable a more direct and hands on approach for new businesses and developments. We will be very proactive in this regards. There will be no excuses and no road blocks put up to prevent projects bringing growth and prosperity to Northland from getting a ‘council nod’.