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Appeal: Lack of housing supply not enough to justify Slough apartments

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A development of 84 flats in Slough, Berkshire, has been refused, after an inspector concluded that the harm caused to the area’s character, and lack of affordable housing and mix of housing types outweighed the proposal’s benefits.

LOCATION17 to 31 Elmshott Lane, Slough SL1 5QSAUTHORITYSlough Borough CouncilINSPECTORRachael PipkinPROCEDUREWritten representationsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/J0350/W/21/3276198Mirenpass Ltd proposed the three-storey building, also containing retail units and subterranean parking, for the 0.5-hectare site that currently houses commercial and residential units. Slough Borough Council........
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