Thursday, June 10, 2010

The politics of garden offices

An excellent article by Mary Dejevsky in The Independent looks at back gardens and the politics surrounding to what degree people should be allowed to build on them. Here's a snippet:
Gardens are not brown-field sites. They are an integral part of the suburban landscape; they are what makes it desirable and family-friendly; they allow people space to breathe, provide children with safe spaces to play and give teenagers hot-weather options other than opening water hydrants in the street.
While I would disagree with her assertion that garden offices are "totems of suburban one-upmanship" it's an intriguing read and well worth a browse.
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