What leaves me cold are those esoteric examinations of the fine details of resource management law as applied to competing supermarkets seeking to exclude the other from a site. Town planning now sounds a bit perjorative, even Stalinist. If we describe it as resource management then it sounds as though we are being wise custodians of the planet. But what ordinary citizen cares about the location of a supermarket or petrol station, save in terms of their own convenience? How is this "saving the planet"? The judges inflicted with these applications must feel like telling the parties to pick up their toys and go away.