ONE of Islington’s foremost conservationists this week slammed the increasing practice of digging up back gardens to create underground Basement Extensions. David Gibson, an architect and chairman of the influential Islington Society, warned that Atkinson said the basement location made it challenging to move and install “Before ordering it, I brought in an extension ladder and extended it to 18 feet (to make sure we could get it in). We just wanted to offer something a little different A council spokeswoman said: “Permissions for Basement Extensions in Barnet have risen in recent years.” Tom Bill, residential research expert at property agent Knight Frank, said: “You know the trend has taken hold in an area when a square foot of a When space is tight, there’s only one way to go — underground. This week it was revealed that cable TV mogul David Graham’s plans to build a three-storey Basement Extension that will triple the size of his home in Knightsbridge, Central London. Tighter rules on basement excavations introduced by the planning authority are clamping down on the "digdown" trend. Developers at 44 Kenilworth Avenue, Wimbledon Park, are among the first to be hit by new rules, which only approve significant excavations They emerged as a novel way for the rich and famous to expand their homes, but now “mega basements” are set to be outlawed In 2001 there were 46 planning applications for basement developments in the borough, rising to 450 last year. .
Kensington and Chelsea has won its bid to limit the size of multi-storey basement extensions, amid complaints regarding the building projects of a number of rich residents. The London Borough won approval on new rules which will restrict so-called "dig • PEOPLE suffering at the hands of neighbours who are digging out their basement is an increasing problem which badly affects many people for months, if not years, not just those next door. It’s reported that Camden are belatedly seeking to control the Builders excavating domestic basement extensions in London are continuing to flout recognised safety procedures, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has found. HSE inspectors ran a two-day blitz on basement sites in the capital last month and found that problems may be caused by the snowball effect of more landlords opting to build basement extensions. ‘Large basements or a continuous run of basements could cause problems by blocking the flow of underground perched water, leading to raised water levels .
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