Enhanced Amenities – duplication of existing amenities

Where an amenity is already present within the prescribed distance, a new amenity falling under the same category cannot be considered as an enhanced amenity, unless it provides a significantly different offering to the existing one. So, for example, if there was an existing fast food outlet and the development provided a new fast food outlet, this could not be considered, whereas a new grocery store or restaurant may be considered.

Note: This is applicable where the development itself could be considered an enhanced amenity, in line with KBCN0264

Assessors must use their discretion and justify the decision in their assessment report.