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Appeal: Affordable housing impasse stalls mixed-use Islington block

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A stepped five-storey retail and accommodation block in Islington, North London, has been refused permission after an inspector called the appellant’s proposed affordable housing contribution ‘inadequate’.

The proposal sought permission for a mixed-use building of stepped design, rising from two to five storeys, on Holloway Road, Islington. The scheme would comprise 598 square metres of retail space, along with 13 residential apartments. Outline permission was granted in 2016, but final approval was withheld by Islington Council following disagreement between the two parties over affordable housi.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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