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A house overlooking the river on Barnes Terrace which was had recently undergone a basement excavation has collapsed. The house was the subject of a major redevelopment which involved removing the roof. Full details of the planning application for the basement extension can be found here.
The historic house was owned by pop star Duffy until it was sold for £3.5 million in May 2014. It is also the former home of Ebenezer Cobb Morely the inventor of the rules of Association Football.
A spokesman for the safer basements campaign has said “We started our campaign because we were so concerned about the safety of building basements in an area so close to the river. Much of Barnes is reclaimed marshland. Despite this, there are no compulsory requirements for the plans for basements in Barnes to have been properly assessed by specialist structural engineers with a knowledge of the dangers of building in such areas.”