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31/05/2017

Appeal: Council must pay costs for ‘unreasonable’ behaviour over sheltered housing scheme

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After overturning its decision to block a sheltered housing development, an inspector has ordered South Gloucestershire Council to pay costs to the appellant because it had behaved unreasonably at appeal.

Inspector Jameson Bridgewater penalised the council for introducing fresh evidence at a late stage and making inaccurate claims.

The original proposal was for the replacement of former council offices in the Thornbury Conservation Area (TCA), South Gloucestershire, with a sheltered development for older people, comprising five cottages and 57 apartments. Although both parties agreed that .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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