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18/07/2019

Watford mayor writes to housing secretary on windowless flats appeal

Words: Laura Edgar
Windowless flats / iStock-1086935330

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor has written to housing secretary James Brokenshire about his concerns regarding permitted development rights.

Taylor highlights the recent appeal decision that saw an inspector approve plans to convert an industrial building in Watford into 15 bedsits, seven of which would have no windows. Steven Rennie ruled that the scheme met the requirements of the GPDO.He acknowledged that the proposed units were small, and that “living without a window would not be a positive living environment”.“The size of........
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