planning blight

planning blight

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the harmful effects of uncertainty about likely restrictions on the types and extent of future development in a particular area on the quality of life of its inhabitants and the normal growth of its business and community enterprises
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The owners of these houses are now subject to planning blight; they will find it difficult to sell their houses.
The owners of these houses are now subject to planning blight, they will find it difficult to sell their houses.
Planning blight. Eventually, they were deemed fit only for the bulldozers, to make way for shopping malls.
While we are sure this isn't under consideration, should HS2 be put in doubt, after a decade of detailed planning, it would re-introduce uncertainty and planning blight in those intermediate communities that will have to accommodate the new route.
Similarly, the M74 "missing link" was one of the most famous examples of planning blight in the UK.
Airlines are making plans for new flights from Scottish airports rather than airports in the north of England, so that in a sense we are suffering from 'planning blight'.
"They were not able to meet conditions within five years so local people were submitted to excess planning blight. By delaying the permission, the minister allowed extra time after the inspector's report some six years ago."
He also said it was causing a 'planning blight' as a certain amount of land had been 'frozen' for the project while it was in the pipeline.
Objectors to the proposed rapid train line have previously warned that large areas along the route could be unnecessarily hit by a costly planning blight for an indefinite period.
In Quebec, it caused the most spectacular case of "planning blight" in recent history.
The tunnel, it was hoped, might overcome some of the planning blight that had bedevilled the bypass scheme during its 10-year sad saga.
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