Restrictions on subterranean developments
December 3rd 2014
Mega basements are set to be outlawed in one of London's wealthiest areas. The London borough of Kensington and Chelsea has become the first local authority in the country to introduce restrictions on controversial subterranean developments. Basement extensions several storeys below the ground have become increasingly popular in some of the capital's most expensive neighbourhoods as home-owners attempt to increase their living space without infringing strict planning controls. In 2001 there were just 46 planning applications for basement developments in Kensington and Chelsea, rising to 450 last year. The council said they have also increased in size, with two and three-storey basements 'not uncommon'. They have drawn repeated complaints from neighbouring residents about noise and dust. Now after a two-year process, Kensington and Chelsea council has announced that a Government planning inspector has given the green light to its proposals to curb the scale of subterranean development.
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Restrictions on subterranean developments
December 3rd 2014
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Mega basements are set to be outlawed in one of London's wealthiest areas. The London borough of Kensington and Chelsea has become the first local authority in the country to introduce restrictions on controversial subterranean developments. Basement extensions several storeys below the ground have become increasingly popular in some of the capital's most expensive neighbourhoods as home-owners attempt to increase their living space without infringing strict planning controls. In 2001 there were just 46 planning applications for basement developments in Kensington and Chelsea, rising to 450 last year. The council said they have also increased in size, with two and three-storey basements 'not uncommon'. They have drawn repeated complaints from neighbouring residents about noise and dust. Now after a two-year process, Kensington and Chelsea council has announced that a Government planning inspector has given the green light to its proposals to curb the scale of subterranean development.
Restrictions on subterranean developments
December 3rd 2014
Mega basements are set to be outlawed in one of London's wealthiest areas. The London borough of Kensington and Chelsea has become the first local authority in the country to introduce restrictions on controversial subterranean developments. Basement extensions several storeys below the ground have become increasingly popular in some of the capital's most expensive neighbourhoods as home-owners attempt to increase their living space without infringing strict planning controls. In 2001 there were just 46 planning applications for basement developments in Kensington and Chelsea, rising to 450 last year. The council said they have also increased in size, with two and three-storey basements 'not uncommon'. They have drawn repeated complaints from neighbouring residents about noise and dust. Now after a two-year process, Kensington and Chelsea council has announced that a Government planning inspector has given the green light to its proposals to curb the scale of subterranean development.
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