ONE issue raised during Singleton’s recent housing crisis discussion was the ream of red tape developers have to deal with to gain approval.
Some said the process is too hard and they either give up or take their development elsewhere.
Singleton Council currently has its local environment plan update on exhibition seeking public comment.
The document is used by planners when considering whether a development is appropriate or not.
It will set the ground rules for future development that takes place in our town.
Some say the rules are too tough. Some say minimum sizes for subdivision is making housing unaffordable.
If you have an opinion on development that should or shouldn’t take place have your say now, even if it is to say what you value and what you want to see retained.
The document used by council up until now has been around for some time and many aspects of Singleton have changed.
It is time for some fresh thinking and a new approach, starting with a refreshed local environment plan that invites development and lifts unnecessary red tape to get this town moving again.