Read: Mayor and Councillors “trumped” by the contrivances of staff bureaucrats and their greedy developer friends. They call it public consultation. Or open chequebook.
Mayor Dave Cull described the plan as presenting the vision for the future city and the district plan as setting out the rules for development.
### ODT Online Tue, 18 Sep 2012
Spatial plan passes
By Debbie Porteous
A long-term vision for the development of Dunedin was adopted by the Dunedin City Council yesterday with a warning from councillors to developers. The Dunedin Towards 2050 – A Spatial Plan document provides the council with direction on managing future growth and development in Dunedin by specifying the nature and location of development in the city in years to come. It has no regulatory force, but carries some weight in resource consent and district plan change decisions and will guide the current review of the district plan, which is not expected to be operative until 2015.
Cr Colin Weatherall is on the SERIOUS button, he knows there’s trouble ahead:
“During discussion on the plan Cr Colin Weatherall, the chairman of the council’s hearings committee, issued a note of caution about using the plan as a justification in resource consent applications, because the district plan still takes legal precedence.”
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr