Fear of 'losers' risks undermining plan's success

At first glance, the National Planning Framework appears to show leadership, but is it really just an exercise in political compromise?

18th February, 2018

There is much to be happy about in the National Planning Framework (NPF) and associated National Development Plan (NDP), including increased capital spending, climate change focus, more housing and governance. But the devil of politics has once more forced the hand of the outcome.

The document lays out admirably many the problems we face. It wants to “move away from “business as usual patterns” and “to disrupt trends apparent for the last 50 years”, but...

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