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Princess di Sirignano 01 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.73

  • Comment ID: 516
Environment and Carbon Emissions 'To form a basement will require a greater volume of construction material, notably Concrete which has a high Carbon Dioxide Emissionsrating.' To that is added the removal of excavated material and soil by lorry from Sloane House & Sloane Lodge from an area of 700 sq meters by 18 meters deep. 'The Environmental "footprint" of a basement project is therefore not trivial and should be viewed in light of the borough's Environmental Strategy. 'ArupGeotechnics Scopi
The Markham Square Association… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.73

  • Comment ID: 431
Paragraph 2.7 Box 1 Para 34.3.73 We are concerned that the BREEAM standards are meaningless and would like to see an assessment of all aspects of the whole project, including excavation, construction and operation. We should also like to see the inclusion of an assessment of the desirability of the living conditions in the proposed new basement, which often appear to be very poor.
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 34.3.73

  • Comment ID: 254
6) Revision: Supporting text Para. 34.3.73 • We welcome the reassurance that some flexibility for reaching the specified BREEAM standard will be allowed for basements within a listed building, where it is demonstrated that the works needed to reach the necessary standard are incompatible with the special character of that listed building. • We do however propose that a required level for the non-residential BREEAM standard should be specified here.
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 34.3.73

  • Comment ID: 336
· The life-time environmental cost [energy, CO2 etc] of constructing and servicing underground spaces.
Bell Cornwell (Tracey Rust) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.73

  • Comment ID: 304
Paragraph 34.3.73 &. Policy CL7h Where a basement is proposed to an existing dwelling, to require the whole building to meet the "Very Good" Breeam Domestic for Refurbishment standard is not sound because a deficiency in relation to a dwelling as a whole already exists and would not be a consequence of the current proposal. This has been endorsed by Appeal Inspectors and most recently in relation to appeal decisions for 1 Burnsall Street, London SW3 (APP/K5600/D/12/2174477) and 6 Argyll Road, L
Shrimplin Brown (Robert Shrimplin) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.73

  • Comment ID: 274
1. Moreover, in the case of many older buildings this is not practical or viable to achieve these improvements.
Kevin Scott Consultancy Limite… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.73

  • Comment ID: 374
· Suggested Text 34.3.73 We are pleased to note that there is a degree of flexibility on this point where listed buildings are involved and appreciate the clarification on this point in the Report on the Issues Paper Responses. This could be made clear again at 4.12 of the Requirements for a Basement Impact Assessment and C.22 of Appendix C.
The Kensington Society (Anthon… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.73

  • Comment ID: 448
6 Sustainability The Society is concerned that the current eco-homes system which relies on compliance by the occupant in the form of the performance of washing machines or provision of clothes lines is meaningless with regard to the wider and lifetime sustainability of the building. The Society is also concerned that the enormous energy consumption involved in the excavation, carting away and recycling of demolition and excavated material, combined with the intense energy consumption associat
Tessuto (Gemma Gordon-Duff) 30 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.73

  • Comment ID: 184
Carbon emissions and BREEAM (34.3.73) [Policy CL7 h.] The requirement that where the basement is to be constructed under an existing building, that the dwelling or commercial property to which the basement relates must be adapted to a high level of performance in respect of carbon emissions does not seem fair and reasonable especially if this requires that the whole property or dwelling has to achieve a BREEAM rating of "very good". It would be fair and reasonable if a BREEAM rating of "very g
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 34.3.73

  • Comment ID: 191
· 34.3.73 - Council concerns regarding sustainability, environment impact, green issues, carbon emissions are very welcome but are at complete odds with the Planning Officer requirements for single glazed windows when perfectly good double glazed options are available without impact on the visual appearance of the building.