Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

Comment ID 410
Document Section Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments View all on this section
Respondent Miss Arbuthnot View all by this respondent
Response Date 31 Jan 2013
Comment

Have just gone through this in great haste, to meet your deadline, and without reading the other documents I had planned to go through first - but would not have been in time had I read them.     

 

In principle, and in general terms, it seems to me that the draft policy is sensible for one-off basement developments, but the problem is that we are having so many of them, with all the related congestion, dust, dirt, noise, destruction of road surfaces, danger to cyclists (sometimes life-threatening) and so on that I would like to ban all further developments for a five-year moratorium, and after that only allow perhaps one a year within a mile radius, the next ‘year’ not to start until after the completion of the first project – but I don’t suppose that is possible.   I don’t know how to deal with that problem, but others, who have spent more time thinking about it, may come up with some ideas.  

 

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