Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

Comment ID 272
Document Section Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy CL7 g [View all comments on this section]
Respondent Shrimplin Brown (Robert Shrimplin) [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 31 Jan 2013
Comment

1.                  The justification for 1m spoil depth above basements advanced in the Alan Baxter Report is that it would “allow for the cultivation of normal gardens above them” (paragraph 9.7.5).  However, there is no evidence presented as to why this is an appropriate depth.

2.                  Trees and plants in actual fact live in the active “topsoil” within the first 50cm where there is enough air and water for organisms to operate.  Providing more depth than this does not deliver additional benefits to plants.

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