'Iceberg house' ban propsed

Kensington and Chelsea Council are set to ban basements too large from being built.

They plan to introduce stricter planning rules that could spell the end for 'iceberg house' with over one floor underground.

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Kensington and Chelsea Council: 'We don't want a ban on basement development'

We do not argue for a ban on basement development, only for a better balance between them and the amenity of our other residents. If the cumulative impact of scores of schemes that take months and years to complete is to damage the wider quality of life in our borough I believe we have a right to take that into account.

– Cabinet Member for Planning Policy, Cllr Tim Ahern,

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