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When the Borough's largest and most powerful landlord, Cadogan, is seen surreptitiously slipping in a plan for a massive basement excavation under a Grade 2* listed former place of worship we need to be on our guard. The Council will be allowing a dangerous precedent to be set.
On October 4th this application is due to be heard, but as the plan involves a direct conflict with Council Core Strategy and English Heritage's rules on basements beneath listed buildings it is likely...and should be, deferred.
You can see the application here.
What is so wrong is the architect's distortion of the truth in claiming that there is already a basement in situ: there is not...unless you are sufficiently fickle with the truth to claim an eight foot square boiler room as a basement!
Come on Cadogan...you may be desperate to kick out Jigsaw and instate Apple, but don't take us for idiots.
You should be supporting residents against basement exploitation, not joining in.