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Appeal: 29-storey tower rejected in low-rise Kennington

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A developer’s plan to deliver 258 new homes on a 0.7-hectare site in South London has been blocked following a public inquiry, after an inspector labelled the proposal an ‘alien and incongruous’ development that would not create a balanced community.

LOCATIONKenningtonAUTHORITYLambeth Borough CouncilINSPECTORJohn BraithwaitePROCEDUREInquiryDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/N5660/W/20/3248960The appeal concerned a small parcel of land in Kennington, South London. Its northern part is occupied by a vacant nursing home that closed in 2013. The southern part is occupied by a cluster of historic buildings relating to Lambeth Workhouse, where........
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