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Windowless flats 21:44 - Jul 16 with 1728 viewsClapham_Junction

Yet another thoroughly depressing sign of where this country is:



One of the many aspects of Eric Pickles' terrible legacy.
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Windowless flats on 21:46 - Jul 16 with 1718 viewsSikamikanico

I stayed for one night in the easyHotel in Ipswich for a works night out.

Windowless room. Very disorientating especially when you wake up
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Windowless flats on 21:56 - Jul 16 with 1649 viewsStokieBlue

I thought rooms without windows couldn't be deemed bedrooms?

SB

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Windowless flats on 22:02 - Jul 16 with 1624 viewsClapham_Junction

Windowless flats on 21:56 - Jul 16 by StokieBlue

I thought rooms without windows couldn't be deemed bedrooms?

SB


The issue is that this is being done under permitted development, so many rules that would be applicable when seeking planning permission do not apply.

See also:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/developer-s-flat-is-smaller-than-a-taxi-8xnth
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Windowless flats on 23:59 - Jul 16 with 1484 viewsRyorry

Appalling. If you didn't have depression or other psychological problems before ...

I never cease to be shocked at how short-sighted governments tend to be - cheapskate it now, it'll be costing the NHS a lot more later.

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Windowless flats on 00:01 - Jul 17 with 1479 viewsJ2BLUE

That sounds horrific.

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Windowless flats on 07:18 - Jul 17 with 1280 viewsDanTheMan

I actually slept in a bedroom for two years that had no windows.

It's miserable.

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Windowless flats on 07:21 - Jul 17 with 1274 viewsSitfcB

Windowless flats on 21:46 - Jul 16 by Sikamikanico

I stayed for one night in the easyHotel in Ipswich for a works night out.

Windowless room. Very disorientating especially when you wake up


I think you have to pay more for a window room.
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Windowless flats on 08:25 - Jul 17 with 1168 viewsChurchman

Windowless flats on 23:59 - Jul 16 by Ryorry

Appalling. If you didn't have depression or other psychological problems before ...

I never cease to be shocked at how short-sighted governments tend to be - cheapskate it now, it'll be costing the NHS a lot more later.


Agree, it’s awful. It seems that governments work on the basis of if it makes money now, who cares about the consequences. It’s so short sighted.
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Windowless flats on 08:45 - Jul 17 with 1119 viewsWD19

The ones with windows looking out over Watford are cheaper.....
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Windowless flats on 09:00 - Jul 17 with 1088 viewsitfcjoe

Windowless flats on 08:25 - Jul 17 by Churchman

Agree, it’s awful. It seems that governments work on the basis of if it makes money now, who cares about the consequences. It’s so short sighted.


I don't think that's the case - think it's more that they don't realise how low people will sink to get round the rules put in place.

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Windowless flats on 09:34 - Jul 17 with 1033 viewsfactual_blue

Windowless flats on 09:00 - Jul 17 by itfcjoe

I don't think that's the case - think it's more that they don't realise how low people will sink to get round the rules put in place.


You'd think the large construction companies who donate big sums to the tory party would tell them.

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Windowless flats on 09:37 - Jul 17 with 1026 viewshampstead_blue

Windowless flats on 21:56 - Jul 16 by StokieBlue

I thought rooms without windows couldn't be deemed bedrooms?

SB


there is an office block in West Hampstead, by the railway and the builders supplies depot, classy....

It was converted under these rules. Awful development. Shoe boxes.

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Windowless flats on 09:42 - Jul 17 with 1018 viewsfactual_blue

Windowless flats on 07:18 - Jul 17 by DanTheMan

I actually slept in a bedroom for two years that had no windows.

It's miserable.


Was it a Linux room then?

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Windowless flats on 09:51 - Jul 17 with 1004 viewsSikamikanico

Windowless flats on 07:21 - Jul 17 by SitfcB

I think you have to pay more for a window room.
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Yes you do. As I was going out to get drunk I decided a windowless room would be fine. I was wrong as when I woke up there was no natural or street lights to give me an idea of time
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Windowless flats on 09:51 - Jul 17 with 1001 viewsgiant_ullaa

Windowless flats on 09:42 - Jul 17 by factual_blue

Was it a Linux room then?


Genuinely impressed that a man as old as the hills knows enough to make that gag - well done [virtual head pat]

Has anyone ever looked at their own postings for last day or so? Oh my... so sorry.
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Windowless flats on 09:53 - Jul 17 with 988 viewsgiant_ullaa

Windowless flats on 09:37 - Jul 17 by hampstead_blue

there is an office block in West Hampstead, by the railway and the builders supplies depot, classy....

It was converted under these rules. Awful development. Shoe boxes.


I know that building. The new flats in the middle of of the train lines look horrible too (although they were very expensive)

Has anyone ever looked at their own postings for last day or so? Oh my... so sorry.
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Windowless flats on 09:56 - Jul 17 with 978 viewshampstead_blue

Windowless flats on 09:53 - Jul 17 by giant_ullaa

I know that building. The new flats in the middle of of the train lines look horrible too (although they were very expensive)


It's not that one....it's worse.

It's the old Accurist office at the back of Homebase and Sainsbury's. A real dive of an industrial street opposite were you are talking about.

The flats you mention were heavily bought by investors. Who would want to live in between 9 even 10 train tracks!!!!

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Windowless flats on 10:12 - Jul 17 with 949 viewsfooters

Given Johnson's stance on what constitutes acceptable housing quality during his time as mayor, think things may get a whole lot worse than that.

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Windowless flats on 10:25 - Jul 17 with 925 viewsgiant_ullaa

Windowless flats on 09:56 - Jul 17 by hampstead_blue

It's not that one....it's worse.

It's the old Accurist office at the back of Homebase and Sainsbury's. A real dive of an industrial street opposite were you are talking about.

The flats you mention were heavily bought by investors. Who would want to live in between 9 even 10 train tracks!!!!


Ah, see what you mean and yes, worse still!

Totally with on the last para - i used to live near liverpool street station for a year and the racket in the summer when you needed open windows was horrible (and that flat was well set back from the tracks, so these must be grim)

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Windowless flats on 10:41 - Jul 17 with 902 viewsThe_Last_Baron

This is a total disgrace.

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Windowless flats on 10:47 - Jul 17 with 892 viewsfooters

Windowless flats on 10:41 - Jul 17 by The_Last_Baron

This is a total disgrace.


But at least privacy is guaranteed. Maybe these flats will be snapped up by those with niche interests?

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Windowless flats on 10:50 - Jul 17 with 884 viewsStokieBlue

Windowless flats on 10:47 - Jul 17 by footers

But at least privacy is guaranteed. Maybe these flats will be snapped up by those with niche interests?


How's your enquiry going?

SB

“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point."

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Windowless flats on 10:51 - Jul 17 with 878 viewsfooters

Windowless flats on 10:50 - Jul 17 by StokieBlue

How's your enquiry going?

SB


Down payment made. It may be in relation (geddit) to a recent poll I ran on this very forum...

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Windowless flats on 10:53 - Jul 17 with 865 viewshampstead_blue

Windowless flats on 10:47 - Jul 17 by footers

But at least privacy is guaranteed. Maybe these flats will be snapped up by those with niche interests?


sound proofed, wipe clean floors, walls, and ceilings....

It also comes with strong brackets for chains and any other items you may wish.

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Windowless flats on 10:57 - Jul 17 with 860 viewsfooters

Windowless flats on 10:53 - Jul 17 by hampstead_blue

sound proofed, wipe clean floors, walls, and ceilings....

It also comes with strong brackets for chains and any other items you may wish.


Excellent!

I also noticed an obvious typo in my previous post. I wrote 'niche interests' when of course it should have read 'niece interests'.

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