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Appeal: Clark overturns approval of Ipswich affordable homes


Communities secretary Greg Clark has refused an application for a residential development consisting of 94 affordable homes in Ravenswood, Ipswich, after ruling that a cluster of affordable homes this size would compromise the extent to which the development could be successfully integrated into the surrounding market housing.

Inspector Melissa Hall had approved the appeal after arguing that the scheme would make a valuable contribution to affordable housing provision and widen opportunities for home ownership, especially in light of Ipswich Borough Council’s inability to demonstrate a five-year housing land supply.

Clark agreed that the proposed scheme for 100 per cent affordable housing would not be totally.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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