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Appeal: Conversion of pub’s living quarters incurs off-site levy

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A plan to convert a pub’s living quarters into a self-contained flat that would have zero build costs but would increase the property's value by £18,000 should incur an affordable housing contribution, an inspector ruled.

The appellant contended that requiring a financial contribution would render the scheme unviable. However, Brennan noted, the “unorthodox” scheme would increase the value of the property by around £18,000 despite not having any build costs. 

The officer saw no reason why a payment of that amount was not possible without harming the viability of the proposal. Although not the full a.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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