Academics map and quantify London’s ‘elite’ basement development projects
"Procedural points" made by the High Court against Jon Hunt's three-storey dig onon Kensington Palace Gardens won't cause delays
'Larger-than-life' subterranean complex will sprawl across nearly 7,000 square feet
In an extraordinary long-running planning case, a homeowner has been ordered to demolish one of Britain's biggest subterranean extensions after digging out 9,000 tons of earth; as the July deadline approaches, Linda Boateng sifts through the legal issues at play...
Total number was down by a third in RBKC last year after the introduction of tough new planning rules...
Historic Royal Palaces aim to free up space for when the Duke and Duchess move in
Up by 11% in London over the last two years as homeowners look to maximise space
Design/build firm reports 30% jump in £1m+ projects
DCLG issues a Call for Evidence for its consultation into Basement Developments and the Planning System
All basements digs will need planning permission from June next year
Is it any wonder London's homeowners are looking below ground for extra space? Rather than interfering, councils should follow Westminster's lead and charge fully for consents, argues Trevor Abrahmsohn