Introduction of a Local Planning Panel seen as a power grab

NSW Planning & Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes on the Central Coast with Terrigal MP, Adam CrouchNSW Planning & Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes on the Central Coast with Terrigal MP, Adam Crouch

The NSW government’s introduction of a Local Planning Panel (LPP) for the Central Coast early next year is seen as a “power grab” by Mayor, Jane Smith. 

The LPP will remove another layer of decision making from Central Coast Council, meaning that council will only have jurisdiction to decide on developments under the value of $5M.

The Central Coast LPP is expected to be in place by early 2020 and will consist of a chair, two independent experts appointed by council from a Minister endorsed pool of independent, qualified people, plus a community representative.

Full story in the print edition of The Wyong Chronicle, out now

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