Log in | Register
15/11/2019

Appeal: Removal of affordable housing from approved scheme blocked

Words:
Samples / iStock: 903751366

An inspector has rejected a developer’s argument that a 2017 permission to build 10 homes in Norfolk with 20 per cent affordable housing was no longer viable because of a £600,000 increase in building costs.

In June 2018, however, the developer, West Side Property Development, applied to remove the two affordable units and build all 10 homes as open-market dwellings. It argued that the anticipated building costs of the scheme had increased by around £600,000 since the application was first determined. 

Deviating from the data provided by the building cost information service (BCIS) and usi.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

THE PLANNER is the Official Magazine for the RTPI

Not a member?
60 day free trial of our premium content when you Register Now

Or log in as a subscriber

Go back to The Planner Home Page

Tags

FEATURES

  • It’s not exactly business as usual during the coronavirus lockdown but the planning sector has shown determination and adaptability in its efforts to keep the system working. Alexandra Ground and Katherine Chambers take a look at the adjustments being made to ensure planning applications can still be submitted and assessed

    Draft papers / iStock-109842675
  • The popularity of short-term lets via the ‘platform economy’ has had a series of impacts on towns and cities. it could be time for coherent regulation, argues Andrew Coleman.

  • Griff Rhys Jones may have made his name as a comedian, actor and broadcaster, but the president of civic voice has a long-standing passion for public engagement with the built environment, as he tells Laura Edgar.