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Appeal: Amalgamation of Chelsea flats allowed despite policy conflict

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An inspector has allowed plans to merge two flats into a 'good-sized family unit' in Chelsea, ruling that the substandard floor space of one of the existing flats meant the benefits of converting it would outweigh the resulting loss of housing units.

The appeal relates to a townhouse with basement in Chelsea, south-west London. The basement comprises two flats, on ground and lower-ground levels. The proposal sought permission to merge both flats into a single ‘family unit’.

Because of high demand, the Kensington and Chelsea local plan seeks to protect the area’s housing supply and will resist any development that res.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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