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ARK (Rupert Carruthers) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.78

  • Comment ID: 317
- Neighbours are currently informed of proposed developments through the advertisement mechanism during the application stage. However, we feel that more information about the issues of basement construction in relation to neighbouring properties should be provided to neighbours by the council after an application has been approved. This, together with an insistence on high quality design and professional management, would go a long way towards alleviating the understandable fears that residents
The Kensington Society (Anthon… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.78

  • Comment ID: 458
34.3.78 The Society recognises that applicants cannot be obliged to consult with neighbours however can it be stated that in considering objections from neighbours consideration will be given to whether or not they have been consulted by the applicant.
Ladbroke Association (Sophia L… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.78

  • Comment ID: 361
19. This is another proposal that we particularly welcome. We note that in an ideal world each owner would involve their party wall surveyor at this early stage. The normal convention is for the building owner to pay for the adjoining owner's party wall surveyor and any engineers he involves; however, this only applies after a party wall notice has been served. As a result adjacent owners will need to pay out of their own pocket to get technical advice at the formative stage. It is therefore par
The Markham Square Association… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.78

  • Comment ID: 435
Paragraph 2.7 Box 1 Para 34.3.78 We agree with the introduction of procedures to encourage the earliest consultation with owners of neighbouring properties. This must begin with the provision of accurate and detailed information upon which neighbours can rely.
Christopher Hunt 30 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.78

  • Comment ID: 528
6 - Require the Council to defer approval of an application until it has reasonable cause to believeappropriate concerns of residents are being met (Section 34.3.78). It is clear from current experience that applicants need more than voluntary incentive to engage in a meaningful dialogue with neighbors. Architects and contractors know from experience that the Department will be likely to grant approval of their proposals regardless of whether they work cooperatively with neighbors. In our case
Sam Gordon Clark 30 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.78

  • Comment ID: 206
Pre-consultation with neighbours: Nice idea but how do you consult with a non-resident Nigerian? Insisting on developers having a credible local representative who really can speak for his employer is essential. Either way, if you can find someone who is a neighbour to an impending basement development who is supportive of the idea, it will be a miracle.
Oliver Parr 30 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.78

  • Comment ID: 215
Finally, the suggestion is made by at least one respondee that there should be a Neighbourhood Consultation Period. This seems entirely reasonable given the immense inconvenience that a basement excavation is likely to cause. However, comforting words cost nothing and no amount of prior consultation will ensure that future problems are avoided – even where the applicant's builders behave perfectly. Consequently I believe that there is no substitute for proper compensation.
Tessuto (Gemma Gordon-Duff) 30 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.78

  • Comment ID: 178
Party wall negotiations and Agreements (34.3. 78) [Requirements of the BIA 4.22] It is not reasonable to expect party wall negotiations to be underway before the planning application is submitted. Planning permissions are valid for three years. Party Wall Awards are valid for one year. The proposed rule would lead to cases where a party wall award will have to be put in place where an owner has no intention of starting construction within the life of that party wall award resulting in wasted
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 34.3.78

  • Comment ID: 195
· Consideration should be given to wider consultation/informative by clients towards their neighbours rather than rely on Council to do this work in the first instance. By doing so this goes a long way in addressing and averting neighbours worries and concerns.
London Basement (Stephen Merritt) 29 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.78

  • Comment ID: 138
Party wall negotiations and Agreements (34.3. 78) [Requirements of the BIA 4.22] It is not reasonable to expect party wall negotiations to be underway before the planning application is submitted. Planning permissions are valid for three years. Party Wall Awards are valid for one year. The proposed rule would lead to cases where a party wall award will have to be put in place where an owner has no intention of starting construction within the life of that party wall award resulting in wasted
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