Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

Comment ID 532
Document Section Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.71 - 34.3.72 View all on this section
Respondent The Environment Agency (Andy G… View all by this respondent
Response Date 31 Jan 2013
Comment

The following comments are in relation to the submitted document which is relevant to our remit. Where we have not highlighted specific issues it may be assumed that we have no comments at this stage.

 

The proposed changes to the Basement Policy are adequate in terms of protecting the development, and any residents from the risks of flooding from rivers and surface water flooding events. We welcome the focus on drainage and the requirements of a permeable surfaces to be included where a proposed basement in under a garden.

 

We are pleased to see that the requirements for a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA), a Site Waste Management Plan and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDs have all been included and have been given strength within the draft document.

 

However, as mentioned within our response to the Basement Extensions: Issues Consultation - April 2012, dated 8 June 2012, we feel that the Surface Water Management Plan (SWMP) could be used to strengthen relevant policies.

 

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