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Fears over Southwold 'iceberg' development

PUBLISHED: 11:10 20 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:10 20 February 2015

John Perkins and Will Windell are against a planning application to build a giant basement under one of the grade two listed buildings on East Street, Southwold.

John Perkins and Will Windell are against a planning application to build a giant basement under one of the grade two listed buildings on East Street, Southwold.

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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.’

Read today’s Southwold Journal for the full story.

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