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Appeal: ‘Flexibility’ on affordable housing allowed for Enfield scheme


Permission has been granted for new “sanitary” accommodation for shop units and the alteration of five existing flats to create six new flats in Enfield, Middlesex, after an inspector ruled that the appellant had reasonably demonstrated that affordable housing provision would harm the viability of the scheme.

Enfield Borough Council argued that the restructuring of existing residencies to create an extra flat would be an overdevelopment of the site that would be out of keeping with the character of the area. But inspector Clive Tokley countered that “subject to appropriate materials and detailing” he had no reason to disagree with the council’s conservation officer, who raises no objection to .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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