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

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