North London studio owner wins fight against basement development plans

A studio owner in the north London borough of Haringey has won a fight to stop developers from digging a basement close to his facility.

As reported by the Ham & High, the Alchemy Studio owner Kenny Jones (who as worked with Robbie Williams, Bjork, The Smiths and Oasis) argued that the building work would drive his studio out of business.

On Monday night he told a publicly-attended meeting at Haringey’s planning sub-committee that proposed “building work will force the closure of a successful business.”

Jones cited Air Studio’s successful bid to stop a basement development in October 2017 after a two-year legal battle.

Three out of six councillors voted to reject the bid at the planning sub-committee on Monday night.