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Appeal: Javid blocks 705-home scheme over ‘deficient’ unilateral undertaking

Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid has refused permission for a mixed-use scheme including 705 residential units in south-west London, after ruling that ‘deficiencies’ in the unilateral undertaking would put the delivery of essential planning obligations at risk.

The appeal relates to 4.4 hectares of vacant land formerly occupied by government offices in Tolworth, Kingston-upon-Thames. Originally submitted in 2015, the application was recovered by the communities secretary in October 2016, and an inquiry was conducted by inspector Philip J Asquith earlier this year.

The proposal sought permission for a primarily residential scheme, with most of th.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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