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Appeal: £230k ‘starter homes’ would not be locally affordable

Starter homes

An inspector has rejected plans for 11 ‘starter homes’ in Dorset, ruling that they would be too expensive to meet the identified local need for affordable housing in the area.

Inspector David Wildsmith noted that the revised NPPF – published after the council’s decision to refuse permission – defines “starter homes” as available to first-time buyers aged between 23 and 40, sold at a discount of at least 20 per cent below market value, and with a price cap of £250,000.

With an average cost of £230,000, the proposals would technically fit this definition.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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