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Appeal: Go-ahead for Clapham housing development despite loss of employment space

Permission has been granted for the conversion of two offices and a residential property into three dwellings near Clapham, despite council concerns relating to the effect of the development on a local conservation area and loss of employment floor space.

Inspector Karen Ridge noted that the site in question had fallen into disrepair and had “not been used to its full potential for years”. She also noted that the unit configuration, originally believed to house stables, would not render the premises easily adaptable to a range of employment uses, and thus gave little weight to the loss of employment space.

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