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need to know

Common sense wins the day


Cast your mind back to the November 2017 edition of this column. I was bemoaning the local planning department, who had given permission for two houses on a plot opposite mine, with absolutely no consideration to the fact that there was no turning head (a Building Regulations requirement). This would make the scheme unworkable for the purchaser, and absolutely miserable for anyone living in the lane, as oil tanker drivers and delivery vehicles realised that their reversing skills were about to be tested to destruction. Rereading it now, I can recall how angry I was at the time. Not because the land was being developed, but by the stupidity of a planning system so disconnected from the regs overseen by the office next door.

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