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Agenda 8.1.24 - DEFA Minister Clare Barber tells us about proposed changes to planning a new Fisheries Management Agreement.

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Friday, 8 December 2023 - 25 minutes

We’ve got a new Fisheries Management Agreement and there’s more tweaking of the planning system being proposed. Planning and Fisheries Minister Clare Barber tells us about both including the usual proposal to increase fees - well Government needs the money I suppose! But tucked in the planning consultation there’s a proposal that the planning committee should be allowed to consider applications linked to DEFA, which of course is the Department which provides the policy and legislation which the Planning Committee must follow.  Do I hear an alarm bell ringing or is it just Santa’s sleigh? 


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