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08/10/2015

Appeal: Hackney homes proposal refused due to lack of mixed housing

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An appeal by Pentonville Developments Ltd for eight houses on a disused grassland site in Hackney has been rejected because the inspector found that the proposal did not represent “optimal use of the site” with regard to housing mix and affordability.

Inspector David Spencer noted that the council previously rejected two schemes for nine dwellings on the site “as recently as 2014” because it believed that a scheme of “greater massing” could be accommodated.

Spencer acknowledged the shortage of family accommodation in Hackney and conceded that the proposal, comprising solely of eight four-bedroom homes, would be suitable in help.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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