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The Royal Brompton and Harefie… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.63 - 34.3.65

  • Comment ID: 252
4) Revision: Supporting text Para 34.3.64 • Where a new floor level is proposed underneath the original lowest floor, or the extension of an original basement is proposed within a listed building, and it is considered to have a detrimental impact, we suggest that each site should be assessed on its merits taking into account the required need for the basement accommodation and the quality of the listed building.
The Markham Square Association… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.63 - 34.3.65

  • Comment ID: 430
Paragraph 2.7 Box 1 Para 34.3.63 and 34.3.64 We suggest that a Conservation Assessment should be provided for any application relating to a designated heritage asset in the form of a listed building or where demolition is proposed in a Conservation Area. Many of the same considerations apply to unlisted buildings of similar age, style and construction which are surely also worthy of protection on the same grounds. We support the continuation of restrictions on building under listed buildings.
Kevin Scott Consultancy Limite… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.63 - 34.3.65

  • Comment ID: 376
We believe that the blanket objection to basements below listed buildings based on the impact on the hierarchy of the building is too onerous. A well designed basement can retain the hierarchy of the existing building allowing it to be properly interpreted whilst alleviating the pressure to adapt the existing building to meet the requirements of modern living. It can create a space that is more flexible than the existing building. The policy as it stands is unreasonably inflexible.
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 34.3.63 - 34.3.65

  • Comment ID: 342
iii) The gardens of listed buildings The Council's draft proposes to maintain its current policy of allowing basements under the gardens, but not the structures, of listed buildings. The Society considers that this position underrates the historic, architectural and cultural unity of houses and gardens. London's distinguishing characteristic is that it is composed, not of flats as in many Continental towns and cities, but of terrace houses with gardens – and gardens that allow trees, bota
Schamroth & Harriss (James Harriss) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.63 - 34.3.65

  • Comment ID: 393
We disagree with the blanket assessment of the suitability of basement extensions to listed buildings (34.3.64). As with all matters relating to listed buildings, cases should be considered on their merits and incorporating an automatic presumption against development into policies is unnecessarily restrictive.
The Kensington Society (Anthon… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.63 - 34.3.65

  • Comment ID: 453
34.3.63 The Society considers that a Conservation Assessment should be provided for any application relating to a designated heritage asset in the form of a listed building or where demolition is proposed in a Conservation Area. We appreciate that this overlaps with conservation policies but consider for clarity it should also be included here. 34.3.65 As it stands this would appear to permit a basement where there are differing levels under a designated heritage asset. The wording should say t
Tessuto (Gemma Gordon-Duff) 30 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.63 - 34.3.65

  • Comment ID: 173
Listed buildings (34.3.64) The current and proposed listed building rule for basements is that basements can be built under the garden and have a connection to the listed building of an insubstantial nature. Building directly under the footprint of the listed building by tunnelling under the floor from the outside will have no greater impact than for building under the garden. Therefore building under listed buildings while following the same principles as for building under gardens seems rea
James Copinger-Symes 29 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.63 - 34.3.65

  • Comment ID: 57
Listed buildings (34.3.64) The current review of basement planning rules could be used to relook at the restrictions on building under listed buildings. The current restrictions do not seemed to be based on sound logic but rather on some other more general desire to reduce or limit underground development. Building below a listed building does not seem to have greater impact on the building's historic integrity, scale or layout than building under the garden and having a connection to the lis
London Basement (Stephen Merritt) 29 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.63 - 34.3.65

  • Comment ID: 133
Listed buildings (34.3.64) The current and proposed listed building rule for basements is that basements can be built under the garden and have a connection to the listed building of an insubstantial nature. Building directly under the footprint of the listed building by tunnelling under the floor from the outside will have no greater impact than for building under the garden. Therefore building under listed buildings while following the same principles as for building under gardens seems rea
Basement Force (Simon Haslam) 29 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.63 - 34.3.65

  • Comment ID: 149
Listed buildings (34.3.64) The current and proposed listed building rule for basements is that basements can be built under the garden and have a connection to the listed building of an insubstantial nature. Building directly under the footprint of the listed building by tunnelling under the floor from the outside will have no greater impact than for building under the garden. Therefore building under listed buildings while following the same principles as for building under gardens seems rea
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