Published: 30th Apr 2018

The London borough of Islington has won a landmark case against a developer who refused to provide enough affordable homes on a former Territorial Army site. A High Court judge dismissed a legal challenge brought by First Base (Parkhurst Road Limited) last week against decision by the local authority to refuse planning permission for a residential development on the site in Parkhurst Road with little or no affordable housing. The long-running issue started back 2013 when the developer first bought the site and submitted an initial planning application to the London borough. The council refused planning permission for this development twice on the grounds of not providing enough affordable housing, as well as other matters. The case centres around the viability assessment of development and, in particular, how the price of land should be determined in planning, which is a tool increasingly used by developers and their viability consultants in … (To read the full article, subscribe below)