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20/02/2018

Appeal: Deletion of affordable housing condition makes Oldham scheme viable

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An 20-home scheme near Oldham can go ahead with no affordable housing after an inspector removed a condition requiring the houses to be 100 per cent affordable, ruling that there would otherwise be no incentive for the developer to carry out the scheme.

The appeal concerned a parcel of flat, open land within an established residential area of Chadderton, a town 1.6km west of Oldham. Permission had already been granted for 20 homes on the site, subject to a condition requiring all 20 to be designated affordable. The appellant sought to remove this condition, submitting a new financial appraisal seeking to show that the scheme would not be viabl.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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