Posted: 28/02/2013 at 23:20
Gardening Granny - I wonder if we are neighbours??? I too have a new development at the bottom of my garden (and my next door neighbours', and my next door but one neighbour too!) On a plot which was substantial for one property, but not big enough for two, they have built a big house at the road end, with a postage stamp, walled garden, and a bungalow across the entire width of the rest of the plot, about 10 feet from my back fence. When I objected, I was told I had no right to light - only to not being overlooked! I understand we can thank Mr. Prescott for this change to the planning laws. Bet it wouldnt have got planning permission at the bottom of his garden!!! The easing of planning regulations on building in gardens was to encourage the building of 'low cost' housing. By no stretch of the imagination are either of these two buildings low cost. Sheer greed on behalf of the man who sold the plot in the first place. In my case, the bungalow is for the parents, the house for the daughter and son in law and their family. Which is fine now, but I bet they'll struggle to sell them on in years to come. Certainly hope so, anyway. Serve them right! Gosh, I feel a bit better now!