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24/01/2020

Appeal: ‘No evidence whatsoever’ behind mayor’s affordable housing demand

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The housing secretary has approved a plan for 365 high-rise flats in Lewisham that was blocked by the Mayor of London for its ‘wholly unacceptable’ affordable housing offer, after an inspector found ‘no evidence whatsoever’ that more could be viably provided.

The application was recovered by the housing secretary on 2nd May 2019, and a public inquiry held by inspector Paul Jackson two weeks later. The two main parties were the appellant and the Greater London Authority (GLA), with Lewisham Borough Council offering only a brief statement advising that it would not contest the affordable housing offer any further. The main parties differed in their viabi.....Sign Up or Login to read full article
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