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01/11/2017

Appeal: Inspector cites Court of Appeal ruling in contravening ministerial statement

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An inspector has blocked plans to build a pair of semi-detached homes in Reading because the scheme’s affordable housing contribution would be inadequate, citing the Court of Appeal’s ruling on the written ministerial statement of 2014 relating to schemes of 10 homes or fewer.

The appeal relates to a housing estate in Reading, comprising pairs of cottage-style semi-detached homes laid out in a “regular rhythm”. The proposal sought permission to build an extra pair of houses in the same style, on garden land to the rear of one of the existing homes.

Reading Borough Council sought a financial contribution towards affordable housing, in line with its d.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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