Is London about to get taller?

The Standard’s Homes & Property writes here about 12 Fitzroy Road neighbours who, after one resident applied for planning permission to build a mansard roof story (and so disrupt the uniform appearance of the row of terraces), instead of lodging complaints decided to build in partnership and raise the entire row up a story. Now, the project is being lauded as an example of innovative communal planning and a creative way of increasing living space in the overcrowded Capital. Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has announced plans to make it easier to getting planning permission to build skyward.

If anyone’s interested in a bit of roof space of their own, this piece of roof, in Chelsea’s Drayton Gardens, is currently available with planning permission for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse. Guide price, £560k.