Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

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VAHE GULVANESSIAN 25 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: 110
Garden planting (34.3.71) In some areas of the borough, notable those where the ground is London Clay, the soil layer is less than one metre deep. It would seem fair and reasonable that the planting level allowed on top of a basement should match the existing soil depth. Requiring greater soil depth than exists does not seem fair and reasonable.
Leigh & Glennie Ltd (Christian… 11 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: 73
34.3.71 and Policy CL7g It may not be appropriate in each and every case to have a 1m depth of soil above the basement. The character of a rear courtyard area may be one that would not – and never has been – one where planting takes place, eg small yards to the rear of formal terraces. The paragraph says this would still be sought even if a garden is hard paved to secure improvements in water-run off. But the implication of the Council's draft policy is to require a 1m deeper dig;
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