Latest research shows an increase in planning applications for basements

3 Feb 2017

In an article in todays' Times Newspaper, Carol Lewis reports on the increase in planning applications for basements.

Referring to research by Direct Line, the article states that applications to build or extend basements have increased by 9 per cent across the UK, between 2013 and 2015. The majority, 75 per cent, of basement conversions are in London where the number of projects increased by 11 per cent. In 2015 there were almost 1,500 planning applications to excavate basements.

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