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21/08/2020

Appeal: Luxury 'extra care' scheme approved despite mayor's ruling

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Plans to regenerate a former college in Kensington to provide 142 'extra care' units worth up to £6m each can go ahead, after an inspector rejected the GLA's 2019 ruling that the units were not exempt from affordable housing requirements.

that the three five-bedroom townhouses could sell for up to £12m each, while each "extra care" unit would be worth between £3m and £6m. 

In 2019, Deputy Mayor of London Jules Pipe ordered the council to refuse permission, citing Greater London Authority (GLA) officer advice that the "extra care" facilities should be considered use class C3 (residential), meaning the scheme would "fa.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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