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28/06/2019

Appeal: Fallback position justifies lower affordable housing contribution

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Plans to convert and extend a property in Islington to create five flats can go ahead with only 20 per cent of the affordable housing contribution sought by the council, an inspector has ruled.

The council’s core strategy states that because “affordable housing is a major issue [in Islington]”, 50 per cent of all new housing built should be affordable. Sites capable of delivering 10 or more units must provide affordable homes on site, but schemes below this threshold must provide an off-site contribution of £50,000 per unit.

The appellant explained that he had already receiv.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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