Basement excavations are causing a lot of controversy in London with property owners wishing to make the most of their homes. Such extensions may cause nuisance and damage to neighbouring properties. The Local Authority will consider its own planning policy when deciding on the granting or otherwise of planning consent. Even if planning permission is given this will not prevent an individual from pursuing any private rights they may have to prevent the extension or for compensation for any damage or nuisance suffered.

To find out more please contact Karen Bright or Mark Chick or email

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