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17/03/2021

Appeal: Costs awarded against council for refusing Whitechapel infill scheme

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Tower Hamlets Borough Council must pay partial costs after an inspector ruled that it had failed to substantiate one of its reasons for blocking plans for a five-storey residential building next to a locally listed synagogue.

LOCATIONWhitechapelAUTHORITYTower Hamlets Borough CouncilINSPECTORC OsgathorpPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/E5900/W/20/3256901The appeal concerned an “untidy piece of land” next to the East London Central Synagogue, a locally listed building that is the only purpose-built synagogue in Tower Hamlets.The appellant sought permission to build a five-storey development on........
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