TF0920 : The effect of Politics

taken 4 years ago, near to Bourne, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

The effect of Politics
The effect of Politics
This estate was planned and built under the planning rules introduced by John Prescott when he ran a super-environment ministry as the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Part of the regulation replaced the previous maximum housing density of around 25 dwellings per hectare with a new minimum density of 31 per hectare; hence the many three-storey houses on the estate. Another requirement was that 25% of houses be built without provision for parking a car. While this may have had a useful social engineering function in metropolitan areas like Hull, encouraging the use of public transport, in a small market town like Bourne it would have been a disaster.

The solution was to build separately, and sell separately, lock-up garages not attached to houses. They could even count separately toward the density calculation, if described carefully. These houses were also sold with a grassed front lawn, but as you can see, that vanished very quickly.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 19 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Period (from Tags)
Early 21st Century 
Building Material (from Tags)
Roofing Material (from Tags)
Concrete Tiles 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 091 203 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.2052N 0:23.0330W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 091 204
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Housing Estate  Brick Paving 

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