The freeholder of my building has put in a planning permission proposal for a basement excavation to create a two bedroom flat under my ground floor flat. I'm terrified it's going to happen.
Does anyone know of any projects like this in Stroud Green going ahead?
Do people think this could be a positive for the area (given the housing shortage)?
Any suggestions welcome.
Period conversions are always a risk due to this issue, as a note for future buyers, ex-council flats are actually safer in these cases.
No mention of how it is intended to happen without causing disruption in the planning application.
Thanks for your replies.
Maybe post a letter to your neighbours to inform them too - likely a few complaints would make a difference.
Failing that, getting some help form a local councillor too.
Agreed, it is worth me posting some letters to neighbours informing them of the application to get more objections. I will do that asap.
Appreciate the advice!
Light and noise wise, it's not legit. It might be worth also noting to the council that the proposed developer is not a resident either, which might help. The Leasehold reforms proposed by the govt can't come soon enough. It's a shame your other neighbours didn't realise the advantage of buying the freehold.