COUNCIL CONSULTATION ON ‘GARDEN GRABBING’ (‘BACKLAND’) DEVELOPMENT GUIDANCE
[It’s all ‘consultations’ today!]
The Council recognises that residential backland developments [‘windfall’ sites in already developed areas such as back gardens] have a role to play in delivering housing targets for the borough. However, they also have the potential of creating significant adverse impacts in the communities where they are located.
It has therefore published a Supplementary Planning Document which is intended to explain how backland and related infill developments can be designed to protect and enhance existing residential areas. It is asking for comments on this document before adopting it as part of the planning rules.