Proposed Revision of Development Notification Order Feedback

Front Harsien ODZ is concerned regarding the introduction of new classes in Schedule 1 of the revised Development Notification Order, which make provisions for off-roading activities, as well as for the placing of beach furniture for hire. Such activities ought to be more tightly regulated, and in a small country with limited open space and natural resources, the presumption should be against more of these kinds of ‘development.’

The Front is also concerned regarding the changes made to Class 9. Whereas machines and other structures for operations were once required to be ‘temporary’ and ‘moveable’, it seems that this restriction has been removed. The Front augurs that none of these structures will be placed on ODZ.

The Front also objects to the haste in which this revisions, and the public consultation process regarding them, are being carried out. ENGOs and other interested parties are usually made up of volunteers, and two weeks is too short a time to read revised policies and submit comments.

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