Plans for self build on infill plot in Berkshire approved despite fierce opposition

An overhead shot of two house who share connecting gardens
This self build has been granted planning permission on a small plot between two neighbouring gardens (Image credit: Google Earth)

The approval of self build plans for a home nestled between neighbours' gardens has sparked controversy with some locals claiming that even the planning committee opposed the plans.

Geraldine Parke, a nurse, secured planning permission to build her own home in Winkfield, Berkshire, on a small plot of land situated between neighbouring gardens.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.