Little Garden Space Coming With New Homes
The new wave of housing developments are reshaping how families use their leisure time. It’s not entirely clear though whether the developers are taking thelead or the families leading the devleopers. I see there is a lovely new estate springing up in my area. The houses are advertised as 4 and 5 bedroomed – so obviously intended for families with children and pets. What is surprising though is the lack of garden space. There are only 1.5 parking spaces, tiny patch of front grass and a minute postage stamp of a back garden. In these days of having stressful jobs and not enough time to get out and relax at lunch times, this new trend in eleminiating the back garden seems really at odds. It means that families generally have to get in the car to drive out to find somewhere to play and exercise the dogs. Whereas in the old days, the gardens were provided for these very activities. We need houses but with gardens!