Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

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Shrimplin Brown (Robert Shrimplin) 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 268
1. Other than in Conservation Areas there is no requirement for development to maintain or improve the character of a building or the wider area. The policy is therefore seeking to introduce an additional criteria that is not in accordance with planning law. This approach does not apply to extensions to houses and is clearly designed to frustrate basement development.
The Kensington Society (Anthon… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 442
The impact of the presence of basements on the green areas of gardens including the presence of plant rooflights and similar interventions and on the proper management of both water run off and flooding. e '... opportunities to improve the character and appearance...roof lights, plant, ventilation ducts or outlets, and means....' f as existing
Shrimplin Brown (Robert Shrimplin) 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 270
1. Conservation Areas exist in order to preserve the special character of areas. Elsewhere the control of development is deliberately more relaxed, allowing various forms of small scale additions to houses. There is no reason why lightwells and railings should not be treated similarly as other forms of small scale development.
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 e - f

  • Comment ID: 295
CL7.e This policy is unreasonable. The assessment of any basement planning application must be judged on its merits and it cannot be required to "improve the character of the existing building". If the basement is sensitively designed and does not have a net negative effect on the existing building or wider environment then it should be approved. Reference to 'improve the character of the building garden or wider area' are unreasonable and should be removed. CL7.f This policy is unreasonable. E
EC Properties LP (EC Properties LP) 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 323
Policy CL7 part f. Part f. of draft Policy CL7 states that 'The basement must not introduce light wells and railings to the front or side of the property which are visible from the street, where these are not a feature ofthat street'. We assume that the policy relates to the development ofbasements within existing buildings, and not to new build developments where the provision of lightwells and introduction of railings could form part of the overall design and be of benefit to the scheme. We c
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 e - f

  • Comment ID: 423
Light Wells and Ventilation The policy of not allowing light wells should be reviewed taking into consideration the following points. · Light wells can provide natural light and ventilation and make the basements healthier and efficient. · Carefully located and appropriate size of light wells adjacent to the main walls should be allowed as these would not cause unacceptable nuisance or pollution of artificial lighting. · Uses of such light wells are good for natural vent
EC Properties LP (EC Properties LP) 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 327
f. In relation to existing buildings, the basement must not introduce light wells and railings to the front or side of the property which are visible from the street, where these are not a feature of that street.