News from British and Canadian Conservatives

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Conservatives fight to defend back gardens

The Conservative Party has launched a national campaign to save back gardens from Prescott's bulldozers. Under Government Planning Guidance, all gardens are classed as previously developed "brownfield sites". Brownfield sites are the preferred sites for building, making it difficult for councils to refuse permission to build there. Clearly, gardens are not previously developed, and should be protected as virgin land.

The national fight has one very local battlefield in Morehall - the Grade II Listed Coolinge House, which I am campaigning to save from the bulldozers.

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