Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

Comment ID 236
Document Section Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments View all on this section
Respondent Albyns Limited (Albyns Limited) View all by this respondent
Agent Jones Lang LaSalle (Kathryn Wi…
Response Date 31 Jan 2013

We act for a number of clients who bring forward basement developments within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.


We therefore submit these representations to the draft policy, for which the consultation ends on 31 January 2013.  Our principal representations are set out below in bold in italics.


Paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out that a local planning authority should submit a plan for examination that it considers to be “sound.”  The plan policy should meet the following criteria:


? Positively prepared – the plan should be prepared based on a strategy which seeks to meet objectively assessed development and infrastructure requirements, including unmet requirements from neighbouring authorities where it is reasonable to do so and consistent with achieving sustainable development;


? Justified – the plan should be the most appropriate strategy, when considered against the reasonable alternatives, based on proportionate evidence;


? Effective – the plan should be deliverable over its period and based on effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic priorities; and,


? Consistent with national policy – the plan should enable the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies in the Framework.