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02/03/2017

Appeal: Housing development near Edinburgh refused despite homes shortfall

Edinburgh

Plans for 100 houses, 25 of which would be designated affordable, have been dismissed as too harmful to the local landscape, despite a deficit in the council's five-year housing supply.

City of Edinburgh Council originally calculated its housing land supply based solely on land availability, without taking economic and marketing factors into account. When these factors are considered, however, the council could only demonstrate 88 per cent of the required supply – a shortfall of 1,650 homes.

Reporter David Liddell accepted that the development would be in keeping w.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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