Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

Comment ID 493
Document Section Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy Proposed policy - Policy CL7 [View all comments on this section]
Respondent James Wyman [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 31 Jan 2013
Comment

I wish to express my concerns in relation to the detail of your 'Draft Policy' prepared in December 2012 for 'Basements...and other matters'.

Also it is extremely unlikely that basements themselves are of a great sensory concern to the vast majority of residents - apart from during the construction phase.

The current basement boom could be seen in a more positive light and policy should concentrate on generating local benefits from this construction activity.

As the Community Infrastructure Levy aims to achieve just this - it is hard to see what purpose the current policy proposals seek to achieve - other than greater powers of control.

Local planning policy needs to reduce its focus on being overtly restrictive and begin to engage with a more productive strategy for development.

 

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