Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

List Comments

Search for Comments

Order By
in order

532 comments.

List of comments
RespondentResponse DateDetails
Princess di Sirignano 01 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 5- Permitted Development 5.1 - 5.5 (section 5)

  • Comment ID: 513
Permitted Development Rights for Basement Excavations should be removed from the General Permitted Development Order and all should be put through the planning process.
Princess di Sirignano 01 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy Proposed policy - Policy CL7

  • Comment ID: 512
Subterranean development cannot be stopped but my view is that policies should severely restrict those developments and most importantly the large scale ones on the criteria stated at the beginning of these comments.
Princess di Sirignano 01 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.61

  • Comment ID: 511
The developments adjacent to us at Sloane Lodge and Sloane House are of such magnitude that if you have not personally witnessed the scale and proportionality, comparable only to a major civil engineering commercial development with multi-level deep basement and several floors, you could not imagine the degree of aggressive and intrusive works with all its attending disamenity set in the context of a Conservation residential area. Since demolition and excavations began in the early summer of 20
Milan Seckovic 01 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Appendix C: Requirements of the Basement Impact Assessment Appendix C General

  • Comment ID: 502
In addition, the current application for planning seems to be rather duplicative. Some of the information required by RBK&C Council during the initial stages of a planning application is normally covered at a later date by other departments of the Council once planning permission has been granted. For example, the Council requests structural information which is entirely unnecessary, as the Environmental Health Department and the Building Control Department are obliged to deal with the same poin
Milan Seckovic 01 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 5- Permitted Development 5.1 - 5.5 (section 5)

  • Comment ID: 501
We are rather at a loss of trying to understand the current stance by RBK&C Council of trying to withdraw a homeowner's right to build a Basement or a Basement Extension under the existing Permitted Development for Basement Extensions policy. Following a quick search of the various planning websites, we have noticed that neither Westminster, Camden nor Hammersmith & Fulham have any current plans to withdraw the permitted development rights for basement extensions, so why does Kensington & Chels
Milan Seckovic 01 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments

  • Comment ID: 500
My wife and I, proprietors of 17 Gloucester Walk, were not able to submit our feedback on time for the consultation period deadline yesterday due to unforeseen internet connectivity issues. In the hope that our views can still be considered, please find attached a letter outlining our objections to the proposed withdrawal of permitted development for basement extensions.
Natural England (Jamie Robert… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments

  • Comment ID: 533
The consultation which we have been offered the opportunity to comment on is of a low risk/priority for Natural England and so we will not be offering representations at this time. The lack of further comment from Natural England should not be interpreted as a statement that there are no impacts on the natural environment. Other bodies and individuals may be able to make comments that will help the Local Planning Authority (LPA) to fully take account of the environmental value of areas affected
The Environment Agency (Andy G… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.71 - 34.3.72

  • Comment ID: 532
The following comments are in relation to the submitted document which is relevant to our remit. Where we have not highlighted specific issues it may be assumed that we have no comments at this stage. The proposed changes to the Basement Policy are adequate in terms of protecting the development, and any residents from the risks of flooding from rivers and surface water flooding events. We welcome the focus on drainage and the requirements of a permeable surfaces to be included where a proposed
Edward Barker 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 5- Permitted Development 5.1 - 5.5 (section 5)

  • Comment ID: 499
Permitted Development (PD) of basements These schemes which fall under this criteria, having no lightwells or glazing, do not have any visual impact on the streetscene. We query why, in that case, this is becoming a planning issue. There is also a proposal to limit light wells and new glazing to basements in rear gardens, due to concerns of glazing being visible in gardens. We feel that, when designed well and with consideration, and not being visible from street, these are a positive contribu
Edward Barker 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Appendix C: Requirements of the Basement Impact Assessment Appendix C General

  • Comment ID: 498
When and what information needs to be provided in an application The changes will introduce more upfront expense and risk to clients when submitting basement applications. As well as a slower process to prepare info upfront, we are concerned that applications may take longer by the time they are approved by all departments. The request to provide reports such as the Basement Impact Assessment, at an early stage is likely to require a contractor to be appointed even before submitting for planni
First pagePrevious page Next pageLast page