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Appeal: Need for housing does not justify design failings

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Plans for 268 flats on a business park in Hemel Hempstead have been blocked by an inspector, who commented that the need for housing ‘should not compromise the drive for quality’, finding that residents’ living conditions would be ‘seriously prejudiced’.

LOCATIONHemel HempsteadAUTHORITYDacorum Borough CouncilINSPECTORStephen WilkinsonPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/A1910/W/19/3242910The appeal concerned two plots at a business park on the eastern edge of Hemel Hempstead. The appellant, Kier Property, sought permission to build six blocks of up to 13 storeys on the site, offering 268 flats and just over 1,400 square........
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