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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 CL7 b

  • Comment ID: 518
There should be major distances between basement excavations and adjacent owners who do not have the same and limited to one basement only. If a resident has one basement already then permission for an additional should be refused.
Cranbrook Basements (Kevin O'C… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 292
CL7.b This policy is unreasonable. It is a matter of scientific fact and proven by the most eminent Chartered Structural Engineers and Geotechnical Engineers that multiple level basements can be constructed without damage to adjoining buildings and certainly to meet Damage Category 1 and Category 2 as set out in BRE Digest 251 which has been referred to within the Baxter Report dated December 2012 as being satisfactory. The proposal to limit basements to a single level of construction is arbitr
Schamroth & Harriss (James Harriss) 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 390
In general support for basement extensions to be limited to a single storey (34.3.61)
The Kensington Society (Anthon… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 441
We welcome the restriction of one level but consider that considerably greater definition is essential in the interests of both applicants and the administration of the policies. 2 Single level basements The Society strongly supports the proposal that only a single level of basement should be permitted for residential developments and for any other uses in predominantly residential areas. Precisely what constitutes a basement should be defined. We propose that it should be an additional level
Thurloe Residents Association… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 385
Policy CL7 b. It is desirable that "basements must not comprise more than one additional storey." However, a story needs to be quantified or else could be subject to abuse.
The Chelsea Society (Terence B… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 331
We support: · The limit on basements to a single level – though the Society urges the Council to base this limit on a maximum internal ceiling height of 2.7m.
Ladbroke Association (Sophia L… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 354
6. We strongly support such a limit and believe that there is excellent justification for this limitation. It is especially important for terrace houses; anything built on clay; and purpose-built apartment blocks, all of which, as the Baxter Report makes clear, pose particular problems. Lower basements bring: · greater engineering problems, including underpinning to neighbouring properties, possible need for piling, physical interventions to resist natural ground water levels and flows e
Shrimplin Brown (Robert Shrimplin) 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 264
1. The consultation document highlights the "tight urban grain and the constrained nature of many of the Borough's Roads" (proposed text, paragraph 34.3.61). It is therefore unclear what sites, if any, might be considered "less constrained".
Julia Swann 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 405
There are undoubtedly some good points in your proposals: it will be an improvement when you limit the excavations to a single storey, as opposed to (it would appear) an unlimited number of storeys.
PTP Architects London Ltd (Sat… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 421
Restriction to single basement The proposed policy to restrict any new basements to only a single storey should be removed. This policy is mainly based on the concern with the additional nuisance and disruption this would arise out of the additional basement works being carried out at the same time. The main points to consider in assessing this policy are: · Alan Baxter report does not conclude that there is any structural or technical reason to reduce the no. of stories. · Nuis
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