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Repeal the “Exception Sites” rules in planning law

1 Comment 14th July 2010

These rules in Planning law allow builders/developers to buy cheap land outside development boundaries and then gain consent for “affordable housing” for Housing Associations on green belt, ANOB, etc. land that otherwise wouldn’t get consent. It also allows them to ignore regulations about flood risk.

Why does this matter?

This is important as it is a glaring loophole allowing development on land that otherwise wouldn’t stand any chance of consent and which is often swept through in the rosey glow of building “affordable homes” without any proper consideration of neighbours, communities or proper environmental considerations which would normally stop a proposal completely

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One Response to Repeal the “Exception Sites” rules in planning law

  1. David Hollingworth says:

    Excellent idea. Local parish councils have spent a fortune (grant aided) on preparing Neighbourhood Plans all of which are pointless because, whatever they say, they can always be defeated by the exception rule-what a nonsenses, waste of time and money.

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