Green fields hit by ‘no win, no fee’ developers
A PROPERTY developer who offers landowners a “no win, no fee” deal has submitted plans for more than 16,000 homes on greenfield sites across the country — including a development in the prime minister’s constituency.
Gladman, a land agency based in Congleton, Cheshire, has 108 developments either under planning consideration or already approved and has submitted plans for 270 homes in Witney, Oxfordshire, where David Cameron is the MP.
Conservationists fear that no win, no fee deals present a new threat to the green belt.
They have accused Gladman of being “confrontational” by ignoring the objections of residents and exploiting “loopholes” in the government’s relaxation of planning rules under the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Sunday Times 30th Nov 2014 Click image to enlarge then Ctrl+