Invalid unilateral undertaking tips balance towards refusal despite housing shortfall

An inspector has dismissed a proposal for 14 dwellings on the edge of a village in Warwickshire in the tilted balance of paragraph 11 of the NPPF, as the harm to the appearance and character of the area just outweighed the benefits of the housing. The latter had been diminished by an invalid unilateral undertaking regarding contributions to affordable housing and healthcare.

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