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Basement Developments – at last some good news



We had good news from Jonathan Bore from RBKC Planning and Borough Development earlier…

“Dear All

Great news – we have been successful in getting our basement policy through the Inspector, subject to the modifications discussed in the Examination.
Many, many thanks to all of you for your support at the Examination and indeed over the last difficult couple of years.
Kind regards


Jonathan Bore | Executive Director | Planning and Borough Development

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Kensington Town Hall, London W8 7NX | 020 7361 2944″

Very good news – this means that all basement applications that are waiting to be determined and all subsequent applications will face a tougher set of criteria – 1 storey only, not more than 50% of the garden, etc. See the Inspector’s report is here.

The only thing that was not supported was the policy for retrofitting the whole house to Ecohomes/BREEAM standards to offset the carbon emissions associated with basements.



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