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07/10/2015

Appeal: Retirement scheme approved despite affordable homes concerns

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A 38-apartment retirement complex has been approved in Seaford despite contention that plans did not comply with national planning policy in respect of affordable housing.

The proposal for a five-storey building on the site of a former garage was submitted to Lewes District Council by developer PegasusLife.

Inspector G D Jones noted that the council did not contest that the development would be unviable if affordable housing were to be secured at the current stage, but held that a built-in review mechanism, provided by the s.106 agreement, should be enforce.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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