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Topic: House Collapse in Barnes.
Posted by: Tony Inwood
Date/Time: 28/11/15 18:09:00

With regard to the horrifying news of the collapse of a house in Barnes the other day due to having a basement extension, let us hope that all local councils will now place an immediate embargo on further developments of this nature.
Whilst it may be understandable that people wish to have basement extensions for various reasons, it is becoming abundantly clear that the risks of such developments are far too great to make them feasible any longer. Apart from the obvious risk to the owner of the house having the extension, there are many other dangers too:
1. Damage to properties on either side, which are quite common.
2. Damage to cars or vans parked in the road when collapses like this occur.
3. Potential damage to the structure of the roads themselves especially in areas like Chiswick, which sit directly above several underground rivers.
4. And finally, the unthinkable possibility of adults or children being maimed or killed if further collapses like this do occur. Mercifully this did not happen on this occasion.
Surely it is time for all councils to have a serious review of their planning policies in light of all this.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
House Collapse in Barnes.28/11/15 18:09:00 Tony Inwood
   Re:House Collapse in Barnes.28/11/15 19:12:00 David Cuss
      Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.28/11/15 20:23:00 Jean Ross
   Re:House Collapse in Barnes.28/11/15 19:20:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.28/11/15 20:42:00 Richard Jennings
   Re:House Collapse in Barnes.28/11/15 23:07:00 Richard Jennings
      Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 08:22:00 Russell Pearson
         Re:Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 09:07:00 Philippa Bond
            Re:Re:Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 09:38:00 Rima Jones
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 10:03:00 Richard Jennings
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 10:27:00 Rima Jones
         Re:Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 13:16:00 Richard Jennings
            Re:Re:Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 13:52:00 Russell Pearson
               Re: St Mary's Grove basement29/11/15 15:46:00 Richard Jennings
                  Re:Re: St Mary's Grove basement29/11/15 16:52:00 Russell Pearson
   Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 14:23:00 Adrian Irving
      Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 15:55:00 Mark Perry
         Re:Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.03/12/15 18:09:00 Philippa Bond

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