Fears over Southwold ‘iceberg’ development
PUBLISHED: 11:10 20 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:10 20 February 2015
Plans for Southwold’s first underground “iceberg” home extension to a listed cottage are on the rocks, as the parish council and community groups expressed their concerns over the project.
A planning application to Waveney District council seeks permission to build a new rear extension and garage on an East Street property, which would include a basement extending under the garden.
The so-called “iceberg” mega-basements had been favoured by the rich and famous, until the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea banned the controversial developments in 2013.
John Perkins from the Southwold and Reydon Society, which has lodged a formal objection with Waveney District council, said it was a ‘serious over-development.’
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