Karl Deeter: Third-party meddlers are stuck in the past

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Building can be stalled with various delays such as planning permission etc. Pic: Pixabay

A system which allows unfair delays to those trying to deliver housing must be scrapped

Best known for penning The Prince, a Renaissance-era handbook for unscrupulous politicians, Florentine historian Niccolo Machiavelli advised: “Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.”

To that end, if there’s one way to annoy a third-party meddler it’s to identify them. It gets their back up.

The ‘deception’ in this respect is the common acceptance of third-party rights. Unconnected third parties should not (and don’t) have the right to...

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