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Poor sustainability credentials for village lead to housing rejection

The fact that another scheme in a Leicestershire village had received permission for up to 39 dwellings at appeal did not persuade a second inspector to grant consent for a further 55 dwellings, ruling that there were only limited local services and the occupiers would be car-dependent.

Straw bale house supporting low impact lifestyle mitigates isolated hamlet location

An innovative housing design on the edge of a hamlet in Essex was held sufficient to outweigh the generally isolated nature of the site, an inspector held, also concluding that it would encourage and support the appellant's 'low impact' lifestyle.

Office conversion fallback preferable to four storey flat block

The ability to convert a two-storey office block in southeast London to four flats under the provisions of the GPDO 2015 was held by an inspector to be preferable to allowing a four-storey block to be built on the site which was located in a local employment area.

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Legal Viewpoint: Ruling supports conditions to boost local economies

The tension between the government's twin policy aims of housing delivery and localism has been well documented.

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