Property wars: Boris Johnson’s sister Rachel wages war over neighbour’s iceberg basement


Rachel Johnson has hit out at planning laws as she teamed up with neighbours to oppose the application for the digging-out of a "wildly unsuitable" iceberg basement near her Notting Hill home.

She described planning laws, designed for building 100 years ago, as the problem – with councils powerless to reject repeated applications.

The problem is planning law – framed 100 years ago when nobody thought of digging a double basement in a built up area – which means that councils are powerless to reject their repeated applications.

Rachel Johnson

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