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Appeal: Removal of affordable housing from approved scheme blocked

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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

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