Push to review planning scheme

ALDERMAN Hugh McKenzie will urge fellow aldermen at this Tuesday's council meeting to support his motion to review Launceston's interim planning scheme.

The council has been operating under new planning provisions since September 2012 and was the first to be implemented under statewide planning reform.

Public hearings into the scheme's components have progressed over the past 12 months.

In the first council meeting for the year, Alderman McKenzie has called for a scheme review to look at whether it is achieving cost-effective outcomes for developers and property owners, and examine the impact of heritage precinct planning and state heritage codes.

He wants the review to assess whether development documentation required under the scheme is understood by all parts of the community.

Alderman McKenzie said he wanted the review to look at the implications that state and federal legislation had on the development industry.

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