Posted: 30/04/2016 at 16:22
Once you start raising the council tax for environmental impact, you are on a slippery slope.
You then need to take into consideration the amount of rubbish people produce - particularly non recyclable. The number of dogs perhaps.......we all have to pay for the Dog Loo's which are provided, and emptied, at a cost. Those who generally litter their gardens and the surrounding roadsides....they all live somewhere but they don't pay extra tax under the present regime for the cost of clearing up and disposing. Where do you draw the line ?
I agree it is detrimental ( to all of us really ) when gardens are hard landscaped to provide the householder with parking areas but would anyone complain when huge swathes are used for supermarket parking ?
If the object is to be environmentally friendly, then back gardens ( often covered with slabs, decking or similar ) would also need to come into the equation.