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11/01/2018

Appeal: Developer’s profit requirement lowers affordable housing contribution

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An inspector has granted permission for 41 sheltered housing apartments in Deal, Kent, with a reduced affordable housing contribution, saying  the ‘uncertainty associated with sheltered housing’ warrants a higher profit margin.

The appeal relates to the site of a demolished former factory in Deal, a coastal town on the English Channel. The developer, Churchill Retirement Living, sought permission for a block of 41 one and two-bed sheltered apartments.

According to Dover District Council's core strategy, residential developments of 15 homes or more must make an affordable housing provision of 30 per cent. The.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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