– Cabinet Member for Planning Policy, Cllr Tim Ahern
Just as important, we want to preserve our garden space in its green, leafy and flowering form. In particular we want trees to grow and thrive and they simply can't do that in thin soil that's principal purpose is to cover over a dwelling space.
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.