Labour's Twyford lays down two crucial tests for govt's urban planning directive

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 01 Jun 2016

By Pattrick Smellie June 1 (BusinessDesk) - The government's imminent National Policy Statement with new directions for urban planning must deal with infrastructure financing and avoid encouraging speculation in undeveloped land, says Labour's housing spokesman, Phil Twyford. Speaking ahead of the expected release of the NPS by Environment Minister Nick Smith tomorrow, Twyford said the government was showing dangerous signs of agreeing with the Auckland Council's approach to relaxing urban limits. The draft Auckland Unitary Plan, due t...

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