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16/03/2016

Appeal: Edinburgh affordable homes will not harm local living conditions

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Permission has been granted for 19 residential units, 16 of which will be affordable, in Edinburgh, after a reporter for the Scottish Government ruled that the scheme could not reasonably be rejected on grounds of potential overshadowing to a neighbouring property.

Reporter Mike Croft noted that the appeal site was part of a wider redevelopment scheme that received outline permission as a “mixed use development on brownfield site” in 2006. The appeal project is intended to meet a section 75 obligation to provide affordable housing within this wider area.

Edinburgh City Council, not withstanding the advice of its planning officer, argued that the.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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