‘Big’ Change for London’s Wealthiest Areas: Proposal to Limit Size of New Mega-Mansions

Regent Street, London
Regent Street, London
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The development of super-sized homes in some of London’s richest areas may become a thing of the past, as the Westminster City Council plans to limit the size of new-build properties, it announced Monday.
In its City Plan 2019-2040, the council said it will restrict new homes to 150 square meters (1,614 square feet).
This isn’t the council’s first foray into limiting oversized development. In 2016, they responded to the increasing trend of subterranean developments, or ‘iceberg’ basements, by limiting basements to a single story.
Westminster City Council is the local authority for the borough of the City of Westminster. The borough encompasses a large amount of central London and is home to many of the capital’s most affluent areas like Mayfair, Marylebone, Belgravia and the neighborhood of Westminster itself.

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‘Big’ Change for London’s Wealthiest Areas: Proposal to Limit Size of New Mega-Mansions

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