Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

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Thames Water Property Services… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.77

  • Comment ID: 278
We welcome the opportunity to comment on the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea's draft policy on basements and partial review of its core strategy. As you are doubtless aware, a large number of basements have experienced flooding from combined sewers in this area following heavy rainfall – especially the widespread sewer flooding that occurred in July 2007. The problem is a complex one and Thames Water has spent the last 4 years investigating it and has now identified a programme to al
Thames Water Property Services… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.77

  • Comment ID: 282
Box 1 Paragraph 34.3.77 - Thames Water is currently working with the Royal Borough comparing the flood risk identified through its Surface Water Management Plan and Flood Risk Assessment with the risk of sewer flooding identified from our hydraulic model of the sewerage network. Thames Water would expect that this work will lead to the reclassification of Critical Drainage Areas and Flood Risk Zones in some cases, particularly in areas in close proximity to their trunk sewerage network. Box 1 P
Norland Conservation Society (… 11 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.77

  • Comment ID: 30
Flood risk 34.3.77 of the proposed Core Strategy text seems to concentrate on flooding from the Thames or from sewers. As far as we can see, there is scant consideration of the risks inherent in diverting natural water courses (eg on the slopes of Ladbroke and down to Norland), in the event that all houses in a lateral street put in basements, and thus create a barrier to groundwater flows. In some cases, this could make a strong case against allowing any basements (and this is mentioned in the