Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

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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 34.3.66 - 34.3.69

  • Comment ID: 384
Sections: 34.3.68 and 34.3.70 both refer to the impact of basement developments on the character of the garden and the neighbourhood. Basements often need lots of plant facilities that have sustainability implications as well as impact on residential amenity. Policy must take into consideration the cumulative effect on an area of multiple basements developments. On some streets in the Borough, a humming noise from plants can be heard from one end of a street to another. It is not sufficient to l
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 34.3.66 - 34.3.69

  • Comment ID: 343
iv) Greater protection for non-designated heritage assets Many houses in un-listed Victorian terraces are fragile. Many differ little from others that are listed. They badly need the same protection as those that are listed.
The Kensington Society (Anthon… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.66 - 34.3.69

  • Comment ID: 454
34.3.69 As written this would exclude lightwells in front of a building where the adjoining properties had basements but this one did not as happened for example at the western end of Abingdon Villas. It should be made clear that if the first sentence includes elements which are visible on adjoining properties and are a characteristic of the immediate area.
Tessuto (Gemma Gordon-Duff) 30 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.66 - 34.3.69

  • Comment ID: 174
Externally visible elements (34.3.69) First sentence is "Externally visible elements should not be introduced to the front of the property where they are not already a feature visible from the street". It would seem fair and reasonable if this were amended to "Elements visible from the street should not be introduced to the front of the property where they are not already a feature visible from the street". The current proposed wording does not allow changes on the front of the property even
Christopher Hunt 30 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.66 - 34.3.69

  • Comment ID: 529
28- Require that temporary structures be designed in keeping with the environment/ needs of neighborsand be of high standard (Section 34.3.68). With some basement construction projects taking as much as 6 years, temporary structures are almost "semi-permanent". In our case, a scheme was approved where three stories of my home would receive no light, where a temporary toilet could be placed within 3 metres of my front door and where 30 workmen would have an office a few metres from my bed. We s
Studio Indigo Ltd (Doug Indigo) 30 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.66 - 34.3.69

  • Comment ID: 192
· Issues regarding the appearance of basements above ground through, skylights, light wells etc. are already strictly enforced and it is unnecessary to tighten controls still further.
James Copinger-Symes 29 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.66 - 34.3.69

  • Comment ID: 58
Externally visible elements (34.3.69) It would seem fair and reasonable that changes to the outside of the building should be allowed if these are not visible from the street. The proposed wording appears to be more restrictive than this.
London Basement (Stephen Merritt) 29 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.66 - 34.3.69

  • Comment ID: 134
Externally visible elements (34.3.69) First sentence is "Externally visible elements should not be introduced to the front of the property where they are not already a feature visible from the street". It would seem fair and reasonable if this were amended to "Elements visible from the street should not be introduced to the front of the property where they are not already a feature visible from the street". The current proposed wording does not allow changes on the front of the property even
Basement Force (Simon Haslam) 29 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.66 - 34.3.69

  • Comment ID: 150
Externally visible elements (34.3.69) First sentence is "Externally visible elements should not be introduced to the front of the property where they are not already a feature visible from the street". It would seem fair and reasonable if this were amended to "Elements visible from the street should not be introduced to the front of the property where they are not already a feature visible from the street". The current proposed wording does not allow changes on the front of the property even
VAHE GULVANESSIAN 25 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.66 - 34.3.69

  • Comment ID: 108
Externally visible elements (34.3.69) First sentence is "Externally visible elements should not be introduced to the front of the property where they are not already a feature visible from the street". It would seem fair and reasonable if this were amended to "Elements visible from the street should not be introduced to the front of the property where they are not already a feature visible from the street". The current proposed wording does not allow changes on the front of the property even