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Neighbours’ fears over basement bid in Finsbury Park

Extension in Romilly Road sees objections

08 March, 2019 — By Emily Finch

TEN neighbours have objected to proposals for a basement extension in Finsbury Park, due to be decided by a planning committee on Tuesday, writes Emily Finch.

Plans to create a new subterranean home – the first of its kind in Romilly Road – have brought objections from 10 residents. A single-family home will be separated into two self-contained flats under the proposals.

The main complaints include the claim that “the basement extension would constitute overdevelopment of the site” and might “affect the structural integrity of neighbouring houses”.

But Town Hall planners have recommended that councillors approve the bid, saying: “The depth and extent of the proposed basement are considered acceptable.”

They added that the new basement would “not detract from the character and appearance of the property or wider street scene” and the “new residential units would provide a good standard of living space for future occupiers”.

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