I am working on approvals for a plan of subdivision. The developer is proposing a 6.0 metre (approx. 20 feet) rear yard for a 'wide, shallow lot' low density development. The municipality wants to retain a 7.5 metre (approx 25 feet) rear yard.
Does anyone know what is the rationale of the 7.5 metre (25 feet) rear yard? Why have muncipalities opted for this as a standard?
I am also looking for examples of municipalities that have permitted smaller rear yards for low density developments.