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Appeal: Inspector rejects developer's 20% profit requirement

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An inspector has refused a 97-home scheme near Barnsley for its lack of affordable housing, rejecting the developer's minimum profit margin of 20 per cent and stating that an affordable housing contribution would be viable with a margin of 17.5 per cent.

The appeal relates to an undeveloped field near Bolton-upon-Dearne, a village east of Barnsley. Inspector Daniel Hartley noted the “very positive contribution” the scheme would make to the supply of housing in the area, as well as its sustainable location and “convenient access to public transport and day-to-day facilities”. Notwithstanding these benefits, Hartley did no.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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