Inspector refuses 307-home Homebase redevelopment on design grounds despite ‘significant’ land supply shortage

A planning inspector has dismissed an appeal for the 307-home redevelopment of a north London Homebase store on design and visual impact grounds, citing “important criteria” in the government’s new National Design Guide, and despite concluding that the council could not demonstrate a five-year housing land supply.

by Michael Donnelly
High Road, North Finchley cc-by-sa/2.0 - © JThomas - geograph.org.uk/p/4928346
High Road, North Finchley cc-by-sa/2.0 - © JThomas - geograph.org.uk/p/4928346

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