Business Leaders Demand Optimism; Chamber Calls for Planning Attitude Change
Byline: By Paul James Chief Reporter
BUSINESS leaders last night demanded a change in attitude from North-East planning officials who they claim are holding back new developments in the region.
The call for change from the North-East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) came as the organisation published its manifesto for the coming year, which includes a pledge to monitor councils to make sure they are "enabling" development.
Chamber bosses said negativity from town halls is creating unnecessary obstacles for job creation, which could be bypassed by more enthusiasm for new projects from the planning system.
Their document claims companies are increasingly …
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Publication information: Article title: Business Leaders Demand Optimism; Chamber Calls for Planning Attitude Change. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Journal (Newcastle, England). Publication date: January 28, 2008. Page number: 4. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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