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Appeal: Retirement complex does not warrant sport and leisure contribution

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An inspector has allowed 16 sheltered accommodation units for people over 55 to go ahead without a financial contribution to local sport and leisure facilities, ruling that retirement accommodation does not warrant the levy in the same way as conventional housing.

Aylesbury Vale District Council failed to determine the application within the time limit, leading to the appeal. The council indicated that it had intended to approve the scheme, subject to a unilateral undertaking that would secure a financial contribution towards sport and leisure facilities in the area, and limit the scheme to people aged 55 and older.

The appellant agreed to pay a fi.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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