Planning amendments advance despite defianceBy Sean Lin / Staff reporterControversial amendments to the Spatial Planning Act (國土計畫法) yesterday advanced to committee review, despite a united effort by opposition parties to vote them down. Opposition lawmakers objected to a motion tendered by the Executive Yuan that would advance the amendments it proposed last month to the Internal Administration Committee for a preliminary review. Legislators protest draft amendments to the Spatial Planning Act at the legislature in Taipei yesterday. The proposals are not meant to “let local governments who have not submitted a plan off the hook,” she said. It would clearly define the scope of “major construction projects” approved by the Executive Yuan, and limit them to green energy, agricultural and cultural projects, she said.
Source: Taipei Times March 13, 2020 15:56 UTC