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03/07/2020

Appeal: 179-home scheme ‘entirely inconsistent’ with identified need

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Plans to build 179 flats on brownfield land in Luton have been rejected by an inspector, who found that the scheme’s mix of too many one-bedroom flats and not enough larger homes was ‘wholly inconsistent’ with the identified housing need in the area.

LOCATIONLutonAUTHORITYLuton CouncilINSPECTORAndrew ParkinPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/B0230/W/19/3237601The appeal concerned a brownfield site in central Luton, close to the town’s train station. The appellant sought permission to clear the site and build five residential blocks on the site, offering a total of 179 flats. Of these, 88 would be one-bedroom, 66 two........
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