Re: Re: “Local Need” Ambiguity in KE
Can’t answer all of your questions, tommyt, but I’ll give what I know.
Sounds like the usual ‘Oh the deadline’s tomorrow! Send out a request for A.I. and buy some more time’ tactic- a not uncommon occurrence. But afaik, the ‘local need’ criterion only applies to new builds, which this clearly isn’t.
Might be worth your while contacting the LA directly to ask about the applicability of ‘local need’ to replacement dwellings- without necessarily declaring your hand re involvement in this application.