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Albyns Limited (Albyns Limited) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy CL 7 h

  • Comment ID: 245
4. We request the following is amended: "h. Where the basement is to be constructed under an existing building, the dwelling or commercial property to which the basement relates must be adapted to a high level of performance in respect of carbon emissions and this must be verified at pre-assessment stage and after construction has been completed. Where a new building with a basement is proposed, the same applies to the entire building." We proposed the following wording: "The new basement to
The Royal Brompton and Harefie… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy CL 7 h

  • Comment ID: 253
5) Revision: Policy CL7 part h. • We propose that the required high level of performance in respect of carbon emissions should be determined on a case by case basis both where a basement is proposed beneath an existing building and where a new building with a basement is proposed. We welcome the acknowledgement that some flexibility will be allowed within a listed building.
Shrimplin Brown (Robert Shrimplin) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy CL 7 h

  • Comment ID: 273
1. It is entirely inappropriate to seek revisions to the performance of other parts of a building which are entirely unrelated to the basement. This approach does not apply to extensions to houses and is clearly designed to frustrate basement development. 1. The policy is imprecise as it does not specify what the "high level" of performance it is seeking to achieve.
Cranbrook Basements (Kevin O'C… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy CL 7 h

  • Comment ID: 297
CL7.h This policy is unreasonable. It is not within the powers of the Local Planning Authority to require the existing building which is unaffected by the proposed basement to be upgraded to meet a higher level of thermal performance to satisfy an arbitrary carbon emission target. Appeals to the Planning Inspectorate have demonstrated that the Local Authority does not have the powers to impose any such condition and planning consent has been granted on appeal. It is unreasonable to require a d
The Kensington Society (Anthon… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy CL 7 h

  • Comment ID: 462
h as existing
Metropolis Green LLP (Miranda… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy CL 7 h

  • Comment ID: 226
Application of BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment - Supporting Text 34.3.73, Policy CL7 h. and Appendix C, Section C.22 Metropolis Green welcomes further clarity regarding the application of the BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment environmental assessment scheme to basement developments, and the flexibility of this application with respect to listed buildings. It is noted in supporting text section 34.3.73 that the Council will take a pragmatic approach to using the standard of Very Good under BREEAM Dom
Shrimplin Brown (Robert Shrimplin) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy CL 7 h

  • Comment ID: 259
1. Moreover, it is clear from the fact that restrictions are being proposed on basement development that do not apply to other forms of extensions to houses, for example to improve the sustainability performance of the rest of the house or to improve the character of the building, that the intention of the guidance is indeed to frustrate basement development. This is contrary to people's right, appropriately controlled by the planning, to seek to improve and extend their houses.
Basement Force (Simon Haslam) 29 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy CL 7 h

  • Comment ID: 153
Carbon emissions and BREEAM (34.3.73) [Policy CL7 h.] The requirement that where the basement is to be constructed under an existing building, that the dwelling or commercial property to which the basement relates must be adapted to a high level of performance in respect of carbon emissions does not seem fair and reasonable especially if this requires that the whole property or dwelling has to achieve a BREEAM rating of "very good". It would be fair and reasonable if a BREEAM rating of "very g
Nash Baker Architects (Simon Baker) 29 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy CL 7 h

  • Comment ID: 165
Carbon emissions and BREEAM (34.3.73) [Policy CL7 h.] What evidence has the council that basements are un-environmental? I believe this claim is unsubstantiated and probably wrong in the long term. It might be that basements construction has a higher than average embodied energy than above ground construction, but long term basement are generally environmentally friendly due to their excellent thermal mass. Most modern houses in Europe are built with basements for this reason. Has the council s
Howard Green 22 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy CL 7 h

  • Comment ID: 91
I write to object to one element of Proposed Policy CL7 ie Criterion (h) which would require:- "CL7(h). Where the basement is to be constructed under an existing building the dwelling or commercial property to which the basement relates must be adapted to a high level of performance in respect of carbon emissions and this must be verified at pre-assessment stage and after construction has been completed...". This condition is ultra vires because it fails the test of being relevant to the devel
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