I’d like to address the issue with last week’s Echo editorial, which asked people to sign a proforma.
In my view this will do more harm than good. The Independent Planning Commission made it clear they didn’t think much of pro-formas during the hearing last week. If you want to help get the 90-day caps on holiday letting over the line, please write a letter in your own words to the commission.
Choose your own reason why, whether it be because you believe in residential areas for residents, or key worker housing, or ensuring businesses have the ability to hire staff that can live locally. The economic and social benefits of having a local community are clear, and if we want to cater for ever more tourists, we need to do that by building more tourist accommodation in the CBD.
Cr Michael Lyon, The Pocket