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End of the bath? Climate change prompts council plans for 'shower-only' bathrooms | News | This is London

Moves to tackle climate change may spell the end of the bath.
A London council is set to introduce planning rules encouraging builders to provide only a shower.

Now Tory-run Barnet council ...

If someone failed to check whether a bath could be left out it would be a "material consideration" in deciding whether to grant permission. Schemes that include a bath unnecessarily could be refused.

"Tory run"? I think this justifies the ancient Roman belief that we are a bunch of savages without appreciation of civilisation, with the Green Tories leading the rush back to the stone age as fast as they can...

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This is intrusion into people's private lives worthy of NuLabour

We'll be back to the tin bath in front of the fire before you know it. Bath filled from a water butt of course.

Practically any space that can hold a bath can also hold a shower. Is anyone going to check whether buildings with planning permission for a shower have had a bath put in instead?

Jester, don't forget the plans for council tax valuers to be allowed access to your property.

Back to the good old days of putting a table cloth over the TV or in this case the bath.

I'm a little surprised about this, I didn't think that your average eco-nutter even knew what a bath was let alone that it was something that should be banned.

They could always hide their bath under - ooh, a pile of coal, say.

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