Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

Comment ID 414
Document Section Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy 34.3.75 View all on this section
Respondent Miss Arbuthnot View all by this respondent
Response Date 31 Jan 2013
Comment

One of my concerns is that many of these basements are being constructed by foreign owners and their agents who may not have the same regard for boundaries and so on as we might have.   In Edith Grove, for instance, the basements currently under construction at number 2 appear to have gone underneath the road.   It is not long since our road was resurfaced, but it has been completely broken up, and I have already had one puncture as a result but would not be surprised if that is repeated.   Often these days we find cones blocking half the road because of the damage, because of flooding, because of huge holes and so on;  Thames Water has had to attend, holes have been superficially repaired dozens of times, and who pays for the repairs?  The Building Owners should pay, and not the Council Taxpayer, let alone the neighbours. 

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