'Mega basements' destroying trees

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.

– Cabinet Member for Planning Policy, Cllr Tim Ahern

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'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.