A few months ago the Council, with much fanfare, announced a basement policy to control the worst aspects of this pestilence.
The point of it was to stop this sort of thing.
"Two years ago a Mr Fairholme applied for permission to dig a vast basement under his house, 32 Abingdon Villas. This was thrown out by the Council and a scaled back project approved.
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So on Tuesday, at 6.30pm in Committee Room, at the Town Hall, the Planning Applications Committee will be asked to agree this extraordinary volte-face.
The liklihood is that the Committee will roll over and do the bidding of their masters, the planners.
If they do it will mark the premature death of the much vaunted 'New' Basement policy.
It shows one thing, if you are rich and can afford Savills, you will win. Note that Savills are also advising the Council on regeneration.....