DC Casebook: Householder Development - Front garden parking precedent feared

A reporter has refused to allow the construction of a driveway and parking area in front of a house in an Aberdeenshire conservation area after finding that it would set an undesirable precedent.

The reporter decided that the front gardens played an important role in maintaining the character of the conservation area. The cumulative impact of cars being parked on such areas would erode the street's character and amenity and create a precedent that the council would have difficulty in resisting, he reasoned. The appellants' need for secure parking close to their home was not of overriding importance, he decided.

Reporter: Trevor Croft; Written representations

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