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14/11/2017

Appeal: Low house prices weaken case for affordable housing provision

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An inspector has granted permission for a six-home scheme near Wisbech with no affordable housing provision, considering that the area's low house prices mean a higher proportion of the population can afford open market housing.

The proposal sought permission to build six homes in Christchurch, a small village in the Fenland district of Cambridgeshire. According to the Fenland Local Plan, 20 per cent affordable housing provision is required from developments of between five and nine homes, rising to 25 per cent for 10 homes or more. This policy puts the development plan in conflict with the written ministerial statemen.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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