Flat conversion fails to secure appropriate dwelling mix with no affordable requirement for linked scheme

The partial conversion and extension of offices in Essex to nine flats was rejected (DCS No. 400-008-192) because it failed to deliver an adequate mix of properties to meet local needs. A second appeal (DCS No. 400-008-193) involving the creation of one flat in an adjoining building which was also owned by the appellant was allowed, an inspector concluding that there was no requirement to link both developments in determining whether an affordable housing contribution was required.

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