The town of Tecoma fights and wins a familiar battle to keep a chain supermarket out of town only to lose the battle for MacDonalds incursion into their town. No place for democracy in planning. Strange really when planning laws are regulated by politicians and elected councillors. Or are supposed to be. Follow the community fight through these three links (first two re: supermarkets and final one re: MacDonalds)
The latest step in the journey the community of Newport, NSW, are taking in trying to keep a chain supermarket out of the special township without the help of the Council. With more than 5000 supporters for the community views you would think someone is listening. Maybe the chain shareholders?
Expert planner, Angus Witherby, submits thoughts for consideration by the NSW State Government policy review of planning in a paper "Promoting economic growth and competition through the planning system".
Bright, Vic, urban design evidence from expert Tim Biles demonstrates the arguments concerning less than beneficial edge of town sites and their impact on town centres as well as the virtues of creative and strong, innovative architecture and design.