My last column (AJ 28.10.04) discussed the virtues of mixed-use development and its micro-manifestation: the live/work unit. Since then, a judge in the London County Court has ruled that the term 'live/work' means the occupant can either live or work there, but has no obligation to do both. The judgment is being examined eagerly by live/work residents in Hackney, where nearly 300 planning contravention notices have been issued demanding confirmation that the occupants both live and ...
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