J. Wilson

"Farm Security" expresses concern about security for farmers against subdivision and urges a stable rating strategy. Site value rating would meet these requirements. This delays urban sprawl by encouraging optimum use of already serviced land. It also encourages genuine farming, since improvements such as buildings are not subject to municipal rating. If planning provisions are required, it ensures that any resulting enhanced site values are taken for community purposes, rather than for private profiteering. The Mail 13/08/1998

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