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18/05/2016

Appeal: Affordable housing clause fails planning obligation tests

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A clause requiring an annual financial contribution towards affordable housing has been removed from a planning obligation attached to an approved wind farm in Turriff, Aberdeenshire, after a reported concluded that the clause failed four out of five tests.

The clause required the developer of the three turbine wind farm to pay Aberdeenshire Council £1,870 each year towards the provision of affordable housing.

In refusing the application to discharge the planning obligation the council argued that the developer had signed a (then called) Section 75 agreement which was legally binding. But Reporter David Russell asserted that in line with th.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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