Having reviewed that thread and the comments in it and having been asked what we want in our "new" Planning Act.
If you where able to rewrite your planning enabling legislation what would you include, change or remove?
I'll provide a few starters
1) Change how we deal with and approve variances. Allowing staff to grant minor dimensional variances. It is really foolish to waste people's time for a variance of less than 6 inches in lot frontage. (Yes we've heard them)
2) Enforcement. Make it easier and a swifter process.
3) Change the appeal process and actually charge for it.
I've got tonnes more but that is a start.