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Appeal: Inspector upholds Islington Council’s viability assessment challenge

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An inspector has refused plans for 24 homes and a day nursery in Highbury, North London, siding with the local authority after it challenged the appellant’s proposed affordable housing contribution on viability grounds.

The appeal concerned a vacant patch of land in Highbury, North London, a short distance west of the Emirates Stadium. It was previously occupied by a single-storey day nursery and was therefore considered “previously developed land”. The site is enclosed mostly by residential units, as well as a small parade of shops and a doctor's surgery. The appellant sought permission to bui.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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