Search

Camden Council to rule on mega-basement leisure complex at £3.6million Hampstead home

12:00 03 April 2014

Next-door neighbour Oliver Froment fears his home could be damaged if the basement excavation goes ahead. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Next-door neighbour Oliver Froment fears his home could be damaged if the basement excavation goes ahead. Picture: Nigel Sutton

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

A controversial plan to build a lavish basement leisure complex has been recommended for approval by Camden Council’s planning officers.

The plan to build a cinema, library and games room beneath a £3.6million house in Pilgrim’s Lane, Hampstead, goes before councillors on a development control committee tonight.

The Countess of Listowel, Lady Pamela Hare, who lives behind the house, has previously joined dozens of residents in opposing the scheme.

In 2011, the council rejected an earlier design for the basement that included a swimming pool.

The house is well-known for a ship’s mermaid figurehead that protrudes from its front and was installed by its former owner, the late Norwegian businesswoman Ingeborg Lane.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

10:28
Highgate police officer Pc Allan Greig, right, with master locksmith Jim Caldwell of William Channon Locksmiths, left, and neighbourhood watch co-ordinator Christine Nickles. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Vigilant residents have teamed up with police to clamp down on burglaries in response to a spike in the crimes in a cluster of Highgate streets.

Yesterday, 14:54
Winner Jack Reynolds with Radio 1 presenter Cel Spellman. Picture: BAFTA/Jamie Simonds

A Highgate schoolboy has won a prestigious Bafta award for designing a computer game.

Yesterday, 12:39
Barnet Council will spend £5.4m on ensuring the boroughs roads are of good quality this year. Picture: PA.

Roads across Barnet are set to receive a multimillion pound makeover.

Yesterday, 12:38
The 'poor door' entrance for affordable housing residents of the Prince's Park development in Kentish Town. Picture: Polly Hancock

A Camden Council policy encouraging housing developments to force poorer residents to use a different entrance to their wealthier neighbours could be banned amidst claims they cause “appalling social segregation”.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Terrific tea, creamy cakes and splendid sandwiches at Mews of Mayfair.

Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder