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Assumptions for base land values


In his summary on Parkhurst Road Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and London Borough of Islington [2018], Mr Justice Holgate held that the burden of demonstrating that a viability assessment that is sought to be relied upon to argue a reduction the policy requirements for affordable housing (or any other planning obligations), is firmly on the person seeking to rely on that assessment.

This briefing examines the finer points of the case.

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