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20/03/2018

Appeal: 9% affordable housing acceptable for 300-home Carlisle scheme

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An inspector has allowed outline permission for 300 homes near Carlisle, accepting the scheme’s failure to meet local affordable housing policy targets on viability grounds.

The appeal concerned 10.7 hectares of land separated from Carlisle by the M6 motorway, formerly owned by the Ministry of Defence and now partly in use as an industrial estate. The appellant sought outline permission to build 300 homes on the site. Inspector William Fieldhouse considered only the principle of development on the site, with all other matters reserved.

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