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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 Proposed policy - Policy CL7

  • Comment ID: 512
Subterranean development cannot be stopped but my view is that policies should severely restrict those developments and most importantly the large scale ones on the criteria stated at the beginning of these comments.
Albyns Limited (Albyns Limited) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy Proposed policy - Policy CL7

  • Comment ID: 244
1. We question the legality of some of the issues used to control basement development Conclusions We request that the council make the suggested amendments to policy CL7 to provide flexibility and compliance with national planning policy. Please would you confirm receipt of this letter and provide any further correspondence in relation to the Basement Policy Review to Kathryn Williams or Jeff Field at these offices.
Cranbrook Basements (Ciaran O'… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy Proposed policy - Policy CL7

  • Comment ID: 489
I believe both the "1-Storey" rule and the "75% Garden Rule" are both wholly unfounded and generalistic. Cases can be made for basement developments that fall outside these guidelines. Such developments can be structurally and hydrologically justified by chartered members of their respective professions. Other boroughs such as Camden allow the use of Basement Impact Assessments as a means of justifying such developments. Why can RBKC not follow a similar process? The "usage" argument has been r
Albyns Limited (Albyns Limited) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy Proposed policy - Policy CL7

  • Comment ID: 237
Our Representations a) Positively prepared There is a need for more housing floorspace within the borough. Therefore the policy would not objectively meet development and infrastructure requirements of the area.
Shrimplin Brown (Robert Shrimplin) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy Proposed policy - Policy CL7

  • Comment ID: 261
1. The recent NPPF emphasised the need for the planning system to work more effectively to stimulate development. It introduced a presumption in favour of sustainable development "so that it is clear that development which is sustainable can be approved without delay" (paragraph 15). 2. More recently the Government have pledged to consult on increasing the scope of Permitted Development Rights, for a limited time period (Ministerial Statement, 6 September 2012).
MMP Design (Steve Masters) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy Proposed policy - Policy CL7

  • Comment ID: 484
MMP Design are a Consulting Civil & Structural Engineering practice and we have been working in the field of Subterranean Development since 1999. To date we have completed the permanent structural design of more than 650 such schemes of which at least 80 have been within the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. We are obviously aware of your Draft Policy for consultation and generally support your efforts to ensure that these developments are designed and constructed by the appropriate profes
James Wyman 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy Proposed policy - Policy CL7

  • Comment ID: 493
I wish to express my concerns in relation to the detail of your 'Draft Policy' prepared in December 2012 for 'Basements...and other matters'. Also it is extremely unlikely that basements themselves are of a great sensory concern to the vast majority of residents - apart from during the construction phase. The current basement boom could be seen in a more positive light and policy should concentrate on generating local benefits from this construction activity. As the Community Infrastructure L
Schamroth & Harriss (James Harriss) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy Proposed policy - Policy CL7

  • Comment ID: 392
We consider the amount of additional information that is proposed to be required for basement extension applications (paras. I, j & k of the proposed Policy CL7) to be unduly onerous for domestic extensions. A lot of this information is more properly dealt with by other Council departments at later stages in a project, such as Building Control, Environment & Traffic & Highways. The effect of requiring this information at such an early stage in the project is to increase costs unnecessarily and c
Onslow Neighbourhood Associati… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy Proposed policy - Policy CL7

  • Comment ID: 419
The Onslow Neighbourhood Association learnt with pleasure that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council was undertaking a review of its current planning approach to basements. The ONA accordingly welcomed the publication of the above Draft Policy. The members of the ONA concerned with preparing this response have also had the advantage of reading the Kensington Society's response to the draft Policy. The Onslow Neighbourhood Association generally supports the proposals in the Council'
Card Geotechnics Limited (Nick… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy Proposed policy - Policy CL7

  • Comment ID: 475
We write as an organisation who has worked on a significant number of basement projects in the last year or two that have either come directly under the BIA guidance of the London Borough of Camden or been strongly influenced by it. We have also reviewed BIA submissions by others on behalf of the LBC. From using these as a bench mark there would be much in the proposals by the Borough to be welcomed in giving clarity to a complex process. However, we set out some concerns and observations which
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