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13/09/2019

Appeal: Flats allowed with no affordable housing in ‘UK's least affordable city’

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Plans to replace a vacant MoT facility in Oxford with six flats can go ahead with no affordable housing, because an inspector could not be sure that the council’s affordable housing policy had not hampered housing delivery in the city.

LOCATIONOxfordAUTHORITYOxford City CouncilINSPECTORAndrew DawePROCEDUREHearingDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/G3110/W/18/3213179The appellant, Biggin Morrison Investments, sought permission to demolish a vacant former MoT facility in Headington, a suburb of Oxford, and replace it with six flats. The appeal turned on whether the scheme should be required to provide affordable housing.Policy HP4 of........
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