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One of my many bugbears when looking at houses is a perfectly decent house on a nice plot of land ruined by the greedy owner fitting two shoe-box houses in the back garden. You can't blame them for doing it, but you can blame the councils for allowing it. Hopefully the recent law changed will halt the practice.

From recent years 1 in 4 houses were built on existing residential land, with nearly a 1 in 3 in the South East

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Full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-10873333

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Interesting post - happens a lot near me just now and I too find it irksome. What was the law change on this?

Major issue in the SE. That %^&* Prescott defined back gardens as "brown-field" making almost impossible to win objections to such developments. Eric Pickles has changed the definition.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/greenpolitics/taxandtheenvironment/7806238/Bin-taxes-and-planning-laws-to-be-ditched-by-Coalition.html

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Major issue in the SE. That %^&* Prescott defined back gardens as "brown-field" making almost impossible to win objections to such developments.

It's a tragedy of the commons. Everyone ends up hemmed into even smaller and smaller spaces with more air and noise pollution, more burden on the existing infrastructure and fewer places where rain water can sink into the earth leading to flooding and water-shortages.

A typical example of how Labour were ruining the country for their own political gain.

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guy up the road has two in his back garden...he hasnt sold his, or the two "luxury" pads out the back since weve been here...thats since April 2009.

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guy up the road has two in his back garden...he hasnt sold his, or the two "luxury" pads out the back since weve been here...thats since April 2009.

Two luxury pads yesterday:

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Where else to put 'em?

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Guess it depends on the actual plot size. Id rather they increase city densities rather than build on viable farmland. OTOH, there seems to be tonnes of designated commercial land and units that never gets used around here that could provide for houses instead of non-existent jobs.

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