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Appeal: Less parking spaces required for elderly residents

Elderly driver

Plans to construct 48 flats for people aged 55 and older in St Albans have been allowed despite a shortfall in parking spaces, after an inspector upheld a local plan policy reducing parking requirements for older people.

The proposal involves the replacement of an existing care home with four blocks of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats, restricted for people aged 55 and older. The provision of 64 parking spaces would, under normal circumstances, fall well short of the 106 spaces required for a development of this size. However, according to the St Albans District Local Plan, requirement can be reduced for developments........
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