They have applied for permission to dig out, in Phase 1, a total of 20 basements covering Hasker, Ovington and First Street's.
The Hasker and First Street applications are for one new basement level below Lower Ground Floor and are being done as Permitted Developments and therefore not subject to public consultation.
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In all cases Property Investments Chelsea [Chancery St James] are the investors.
As they own even more houses in these streets expect to find further excavations over the years.
The sheer volume of the excavations has serious implications for the water table and surface water drainage.
As the foundations of these properties are weak we can expect some serious structural damage to nearby properies