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Appeal: Short-term let refused in light of Kensington housing shortage

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An inspector has refused permission to use a Kensington flat for short-term holiday letting, ruling that it would set a precedent causing an accumulation of short-term lets and ‘serious loss of housing’ in the area.

The appeal relates to a one-bedroom flat near Holland Park, west London. The proposal sought a change of use allowing the flat to be let on a short-term or holiday-let basis all year round. However, the London Plan and the Kensington and Chelsea Local Plan both seek to resist holiday lets where they would involve the loss of permanent residential units.

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