Basements in Kensington & Chelsea have long been a hot issue in the Borough, and we were involved in some of the earliest, setting a number of appeal precedents that led to the evolution of the Borough's strict policies over the years.
We have achieved a two storey basement extension for a house in a conservation area at appeal which, so the Council considered, was not consistent with their policies. We successfully demonstrated to the Inspector what the wording and objectives of those policies actually meant and permission was granted for a size and layout to the basement, and landscaped areas, that the client wished to implement, rather than the Council's preferred scheme.
Client: private householder
See the old blog site for more work from
2012 and 2011