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Appeal: Camden flats would not be ‘genuinely affordable’ for ‘squeezed middle’

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Plans to redevelop a depot on the Regent's Canal into flats and offices have been refused, after an inspector ruled that the appellant's proposals for ‘intermediate’ housing would not be ‘genuinely affordable’ to those not eligible for social rent.

The appeal relates to a wharf on the south bank of the Regent's Canal in Camden, comprising various semi-industrial buildings previously used by EDF Energy. The appellant sought permission to demolish the existing buildings and construct one five-storey and one six-storey block, containing 46 one, two and three-bed flats, and 646 square metres of office space.

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