Congratulations to Benji Lesser and co for putting paid to developers trying to bung non-social housing in the space between the back gardens around Priory Road. They have seen off planning applications in the past, but this time – the surrounding residents have clubbed together and bought a plot of land – saving it from development. Well done!
The bigger picture issue remains – the fact that developers still virtually have a charter for development, with the presumption being so strongly in favour of development – and the developer has right of reply against a refusal whereas poor old residents have no right of appeal if things go the developer’s way. I continue to campaign to right this wrong!