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Appeal: Council must pay costs for using ‘emotive language’ in refusal

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Sunderland City Council behaved unreasonably in citing antisocial behaviour fears when refusing the conversion of a former HMO to class C2 use, an inspector has ruled, because it used ‘emotive language’ to defend its position.

LOCATIONSunderlandAUTHORITYSunderland City CouncilINSPECTORGraeme RobbiePROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/J4525/W/18/3205125The appeal concerned a large detached three-storey building set in a substantial plot in central Sunderland, contrasting with the prevailing terraced residential character of the surrounding area. The building had previously been in use as a........
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