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Appeal: Hostel extension would lead to harmful sense of enclosure


Permission has been refused for a 151-room hostel in Hackney, London, after an inspector found that the height of the proposed building would harm the living conditions of local residents and the amenity of the area.

Inspector R J Jackson noted that Hackney Borough Council had granted planning permission for a similar, smaller hostel development with 139 rooms in 2015, with works having begun on site pursuant to that permission. The current proposal sought to add an additional floor to the development and increase floor space in one of the blocks.

Jackson that while the additional block height would b.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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