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01/12/2017

Appeal: 150 homes blocked despite housing supply of less than one year

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Romford / Matt Brown

An inspector has blocked an amended scheme for 150 homes in Romford because of unacceptable private amenity space provision, despite the council's housing supply of 'as little as 0.85 years'.

The appeal relates to 1.5 hectares of vacant industrial land that was previously part of Romford Gasworks. A large Royal Mail sorting office and distribution hub sits just beyond the site boundary.

The proposal sought permission to build 150 residential units, comprising four terraces of 17 two-storey homes, and five apartment blocks of between three and five storeys. Because of poor publ.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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