Society thrilled that Neighbourhood Plan voted in.

After years of hard work and hours spent consulting, meeting and drafting, the Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan has been voted in by an overwhelming majority. 91.5% voting in favour on a 20.5% turnout. The final step is for Camden to formally adopt the Plan, which could take a few months; meanwhile the plan carries substantial weight …

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Avoiding party wall aggro

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Ground response to basement development in Camden

Summary of a talk to the Society on 23 May 2013 by Dr Michael de Freitas, Chartered Geologist and Director of First Steps Ltd, also Emeritus Reader of Engineering Geology at Imperial College London. What every resident should know about geology, groundwater and basement excavation Engineering is perfectly capable of creating basements that do not …

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Hidden rivers revealed

You might have wondered whether the hidden rivers of London matter all that much, because they’re… well… hidden! Not any more:

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Planning application information

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What’s really causing your subsidence?

The ingredients that contribute to subsidence are: London Clay, water, trees and leaking drains. Trees however only have a ‘walk-on’ part: they do not contribute to subsidence without the primary role of water acting on clay first…

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