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03/04/2019

Appeal: Retirement flats allowed in light of 0.5-year housing supply

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An inspector has approved plans for 43 retirement apartments in Hythe, Hampshire, despite acknowledging that there would be some harm to the adjacent conservation area, citing the council’s ‘completely inadequate’ housing land supply.

LOCATIONHytheAUTHORITYNew Forest District CouncilINSPECTORHarold StephensPROCEDUREInquiryDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/B1740/W/18/3198347The appeal concerned a two-storey building with an unusual gambrel roof in Hythe, a mid-sized coastal town near Southampton.The building was occupied at ground-floor level by a builders' merchant with flats above. The site sits outside but adjacent to the Hythe........
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