How the dismissal of a big housing appeal underlines the growing weight decision-makers should give to design matters

An appeal decision where an inspector dismissed a major housing appeal on design grounds, despite the authority lacking the required five-year housing land supply, is likely to see decision-makers emboldened to refuse unsuitable schemes on such matters, say practitioners.

by Ben Kochan
A visualisation of the proposed scheme (Pic: Taylor Wimpey North Thames)
A visualisation of the proposed scheme (Pic: Taylor Wimpey North Thames)

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