Meat for the wolves; Gladman investigation

No win- no fee

Gladman – one of the most successful ‘predatory developers’ – is pursuing 102 planning applications for huge housing developments all over England, most of them on greenfield land on the edge of rural towns and villages.  Country Life magazine’s editor-at-large, Clive Aslet, wrote that while farmland was once protected, the balance had changed with the introduction of the new guidelines.

Councils must now show they have enough land to meet housing targets for the next five years – or lose key powers to ward off planning applications.

‘Those who can’t are naked in the face of predatory developers’, Mr Aslet wrote. ‘Communities that don’t have local plans in place are similarly meat for the wolves.’

read the whole Daily Mail article  24Nov2014

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s