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Appeal: Islington Council calls for lower affordable housing threshold

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By refusing plans for a basement extension in Holloway, North London, an inspector accepted Islington Borough Council’s argument that applying the ministerial statement on affordable housing would compromise its ability to meet targets.

The appeal relates to a semi-detached former house that has been converted into three flats. The appellant sought permission to excavate part of the back garden to create a fourth basement flat.

According to the council's supplementary planning guidance document on affordable housing, developments of 10 residential units or fewer must make a financial contribution to affordable housin.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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