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Historic England (Richard Parish) 01 Feb 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 522
Policy CL7d states that "The scheme must not cause substantial harm to heritage assets". The phrase "substantial harm" reflects the Government's published National Planning Policy Framework which sets out the considerations which must be taken into account when a development proposal causes "substantial" or "less than substantial harm" to heritage assets. As the proposed policy refers only to substantial harm clarification should be provided in respect of proposals which are considered to cause
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 d

  • Comment ID: 348
d. Delete 'substantial'. New policy for listed buildings. 'The unity of design of listed houses and gardens will preclude excavation in the garden in all but the most exceptional circumstances. Where basements are acceptable, connecting passageways between basement and listed building should be invisible from above and leave the plan of the existing basement unaltered.
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 d

  • Comment ID: 294
CL7.d No comment.
King Knight Build Ltd (King Kn… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 403
The text within these paragraphs deals with the Council's particular proposed approach to the construction of new basements to serve Listed Buildings and undesignated Heritage Assets and has to be read in conjunction with proposed part d. of draft policy CL7. In general terms I would respectfully suggest these matters would be more properly dealt with through the separate and more detailed policies within the plan which deal with the protection of the historic environment. One of the disadvant
The Kensington Society (Anthon… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 460
d The scheme must not cause substantial harm to heritage assets and where the proposals would cause less than substantial harm this must be justified by the public benefits arising from the scheme.
Shrimplin Brown (Robert Shrimplin) 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 267
1. Statute already protects the setting of listed buildings and requires conservation areas to be preserved and enhanced by development. There is therefore already protection for heritage assets. 2. The Council are seeking to create a new definition of heritage asset as being "a building, monument, site, place, area or landscape identified as having a degree of significance meriting consideration in planning decisions, because of its heritage interest". This is too vague to be of use in plannin
Julia Swann 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 408
Most of all, Conservation Areas and listed buildings clearly need greater protection than they receive at present. Your Appendix B, Alternative Options, has some better suggestions. One is B3 (Resist all basements within the curtilage of a listed building). I feel that this is the policy the Council should adopt. Also, in B4 (Resist all basements within a conservation area), you say that "proposals must be assessed on their merits, and a 'blanket ban' would not be appropriate" - but is this actu
Simpson 21 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 80
Para d. 'Substantial' is definitely the wrong word. It implies that significant harm to heritage assets is permissible.
Norland Conservation Society (… 11 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 36
Policy CL7 (d) "substantial harm" to heritage assets What does this mean? How would this be defined? Need to be clear? What counts as a "heritage asset"? In a CA, arguably, not just Listed Buildings. Please accept these as constructive suggestions to try to help formulate a really clear policy.