Some thing to bear in mind when we are next up against a large developer (Lodge Hill !!!) that they definitely don’t always play by the rules!
Part of a brand new housing estate was bulldozed today after a housing giant was defeated by a band of residents in a landmark planning battle. Developers Taylor Wimpey were forced to tear down 24 properties which were built on protected historic land following a tribunal. Taylor Wimpey began building 124 homes on the site in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, after buying the land for £11.5million in 2006.
However local residents claimed that a 1.8-acre corner of the site was subject to a historic covenant dating back to the 1930s which protects it from development.
Earlier this year they won a three-day Land Tribunal hearing which ordered the construction firm to knock down 24 properties.