The challenge is to get the right balance between growth, protecting our lifestyle and the environment.  Clearly this requires a proactive approach to bring the parties together to ensure we have the best plan going forward.  We know what is at stake here and have done so for some time.  It’s important to listen to the environmental groups on this issue in the past and some of their plans on the table have had real merit.

I give my absolute commitment to within fourteen days of becoming Mayor to produce a report on the issue, make it publicly available and to hold an open community forum to ensure we have complete transparency, accountability and deliver so real action.