Govt to allow driveways to be rented out to tackle “backdoor parking tax”

Govt to allow driveways to be rented out to tackle "backdoor parking tax"

Pickles again. The Communities Secretary seems to be linked to most local news items these days. Hot on the footsteps of his plan to relax double yellow line restrictions, he’s now announced you’ll be able to rent your driveway to Heathrow passengers keen to avoid exorbitant parking fees. But he may be too late … Colnbrook residents are doing it already.

Govt back-pedals on easier home extensions but opens the way for pop-up restaurants

Govt back-pedals on easier home extensions but opens the way for pop-up restaurants

Changes to planning rules continue to fall under the spotlight as Communities secretary Eric Pickles has made a u-turn over easier home extensions while making it easier to open “pop-up restaurants and cafes”.