Ending the Garden Grab?

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  • Bradley Stankler says:
    30-04-10

    The guidance you refer to was issued last month as an amended definition of previously deveoped land in the Annex to Planning Policy Statement 3.

    As more and more planning authorities and Planning Appeal Inspectors get to grips with the revised guidance it is becoming clearer that a ‘one size fits all’ approach is, thankfully, not emerging.

    Recent decisions both on planning applications and appeals confirm the overriding consideration remains an assessment of the impact on any ‘garden grabbing’ proposal on the character of the area.

    Given the significant amount of residential completions on windfall sites in the last few years, it is unthinkable that, where appropriate, garden sites could no longer contribute to housing land supply.

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