Reply To: Gardens for Cars?
Not really I don’t think that the executive planners at DCC look at residential parking permit revenues at a strategic level.
But I will concede that the disk-parking section have their own agenda. One sees things such as disc parking creeping onto dedicated cylce lanes etc.
But what I think Phil was refering to is situations where people take down their front perimeters, then place asphalt or gravel on to the majority of their often small front gardens.
To the detriment of the amenity value of their property and the surrounding properties, hence people aren’t happy.
Many properties can accomodate off street parking because there is sufficient curtilage to provide enough landscaping to allow the garden retain the sense that it is a garden.
I am highly suspicious of people who consult neither architect nor planning department.