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Thurloe Residents Association… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.59 - 34.3.60

  • Comment ID: 383
Section: 34.3.59, which covers surface water runoff and the percentage of a garden that may be developed, should be reconsidered. As recommended by Thames Water, there should be no surface water runoff from sites; the sewer system should not be relied on to accommodate runoff. London's antique sewer system is already severely stretched and must not be pushed over the abyss by runoff from basements!
King Knight Build Ltd (King Kn… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.59 - 34.3.60

  • Comment ID: 401
The text in this paragraph refers to the impact which basement development can have on the surface water drainage, the risk of flooding and hydrology and has to be read in conjunction with the council's proposed requirements for planning applications to be supported by a Flood Risk Assessment, statement on Groundwater and proposals for a Sustainable Urban Drainage System. In this regard I would strongly support the Councils proposed requirement for the submission of this information as part of
The Chelsea Society (Terence B… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.59 - 34.3.60

  • Comment ID: 335
Is there any reason for such change? Have the existing policies failed? Has Chelsea's desirability as an address been diminished? No, the effects of existing (non-basement) policies are widely admired and supported. So, should basements be considered a special case? Should residents who are constrained, for the good of all, from building upwards or backwards be given scope to go downwards? The Chelsea Society can see that this may bring private benefit, but where is the public benefit given the
The Kensington Society (Anthon… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.59 - 34.3.60

  • Comment ID: 450
34.3.59 revise wording: "Basements can, however, provide benefits to residents, by adding space. Bedrooms in basement must have adequate natural light and ventilation. 34.3.59 See item 4 above - 75% is too much under all circumstances revise wording"In order to ensure that Thames Water's goal to reduce surface water run-off is achieved and in order to reduce overall site water run-off. the status quo in relation to surface water drainage is maintained without increasing surface water flows ont
Bell Cornwell (Tracey Rust) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.59 - 34.3.60

  • Comment ID: 302
Paragraph 34.3.59 &. Policy CL7a There is no justification for reducing the limitation of basements under the ga rden. There is no evidence of any greater adverse material planning impact from the existing 85% limitation which has been tried and tested.
Kevin Scott Consultancy Limite… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.59 - 34.3.60

  • Comment ID: 378
The 85% site coverage figure is arbitrary and fails to take account of the factors relevant to a particular site. The policy assumes that all garden areas are laid to lawn and planting which is clearly not the case. In many instances a well designed basement with an appropriate drainage system and landscaping scheme will provide a more sustainable option than the existing situation.
Card Geotechnics (Richard Ball) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.59 - 34.3.60

  • Comment ID: 10
34.3.59 - Surface water drainage of gardens, where there is clay present at ground surface, is unlikely to be affected by the construction of a basement. The clay at ground surface is effectively impermeable, as is the concrete, and infiltration characteristics are effectively unchanged. Given the recent wet weather, it is possible that the respondents to the questionnaire may be seeing the impact of this rather than recently constructed basements.
Tessuto (Gemma Gordon-Duff) 30 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.59 - 34.3.60

  • Comment ID: 183
Climate change due to surface water drainage in garden basements in London (34.3.59) No evidence has been provided that changes to surface water drainage in London could have a noticeable impact on climate change. This assertion should be removed or evidence should be provided.
Tessuto (Gemma Gordon-Duff) 30 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.59 - 34.3.60

  • Comment ID: 169
Climate change due to surface water drainage in garden basements in London (34.3.59) No evidence has been provided that changes to surface water drainage in London could have a noticeable impact on climate change. This assertion should be removed or evidence should be provided. Unaffected area of a garden needs to be in a single area (34.3.60) There is no reason that in general the unaffected area of a garden should be in a single area. Vertical or horizontal water flows are not increased pe
London Basement (Stephen Merritt) 29 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.59 - 34.3.60

  • Comment ID: 143
Climate change due to surface water drainage in garden basements in London (34.3.59) No evidence has been provided that changes to surface water drainage in London could have a noticeable impact on climate change. This assertion should be removed or evidence should be provided.
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