Planning report reveals 'worrying trend' of back garden development

Watford Observer: Planning report reveals "worrying trend" of back garden development Planning report reveals "worrying trend" of back garden development

The amount of planning applications last year increased in Aldenham and the council are concerned about the amount of back gardens being sold off to developers, according to an annual planning report.

The parish council released in their annual report, which said 244 applications were received last year.

Overall there has been a slight reduction in the number of complete homes demolished and rebuilt as larger, speculative developments.

Councillor Viv Charrett said this masked the "worrying trend" because back gardens are being sold off to developers for "unsuitable small-close developments", causing public protest and a large number of houses are being turned into large multi-storey homes.

Councillor Charrett said: "The parish council planning committee, strenuously object to the loss of bungalows, as they should provide a downsizing opportunity for residents when their large homes get too much for them."

The report also specified Radlett needs to provide around 50 more affordable homes over the next 15 years.

A new Neighbourhood Plan is underway, which will take 18 months to two years to completely.

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5:24pm Sun 2 Mar 14

cgpc Rob says...

What is the ratio of house dimension to gardens?
What is the ratio of house dimension to gardens? cgpc Rob
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6:12pm Sun 2 Mar 14

LSC says...

Planning and development questions about Hertsmere? How rare!
Planning and development questions about Hertsmere? How rare! LSC
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11:23pm Sun 2 Mar 14

LSC says...

Please don't get me wrong, there is NO EVIDENCE of bias in planning in Hertsmere.
Apart from the fact from their own mouth, that the chair of the Planning Committee doesn't like to attend public meetings where people might disagree with them.
GO TEAM DEMOCRACY!
Please don't get me wrong, there is NO EVIDENCE of bias in planning in Hertsmere. Apart from the fact from their own mouth, that the chair of the Planning Committee doesn't like to attend public meetings where people might disagree with them. GO TEAM DEMOCRACY! LSC
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3:16pm Mon 3 Mar 14

cgpc Rob says...

If the total amount of land including the house etc is around an acre, then there is generally no tax to pay.

So selling off one third/half an acre, a nice earne.
If the total amount of land including the house etc is around an acre, then there is generally no tax to pay. So selling off one third/half an acre, a nice earne. cgpc Rob
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