Ascot Waters’ residents are up against their council’s plans sell council-owned land and develop 52 Grandstand Road, Ascot using the DAP approvals process to get any outrageous development approved.
#ScraptheDAP has always been about communities, not councils. In fact some councils relish the idea of having the to DAP to blame when elections come around.
The DAP are unelected and protected by legislation from the Minister for Planning who is powerless to overturn any DAP decision on behalf of communities. If a council makes a wrong decision, the Minister will step in and overturn it or approve something else in its place. The DAP are untouchable except through the Supreme Court, a very costly complaints avenue.
There are more than 15 councils who have passed a motion to “advocate for the abolition of the DAP” in support of DAP Affected Communities.
Ascot Waters brings the total number of DAP Affected Communities to 48.