Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

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Miss Arbuthnot 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments

  • Comment ID: 410
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) an
ARK (Rupert Carruthers) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments

  • Comment ID: 318
In Summary: We believe that with an emphasis on good design and management by qualified and experienced professionals many of the matters of concern raised by residents and covered by the draft consultation document could be effectively alleviated without recourse to blanket rules governing specific aspects of basement development. In general a modestly sized but poorly designed and badly managed basement development will have a far greater impact on the short and long term amenity of neighbour
Various clients (Agent - Savills) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments

  • Comment ID: 480
Savills The london Planning Practice represents a number of key clients and landowners in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, including Finchatton, Echlln and Bailey, and Build Buro amongst others. Our concerns focus on three key areas of the proposed new policies- namely Policies CL3, CP4 and CL7- and relate to concerns about certain aspects of these new policies being unnecessary or unworkable.
MMP Design (Steve Masters) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments

  • Comment ID: 485
We have no objections to our designs being checked, it occurs on a daily basis within the Building Control system and under the Party Wall Act. It does however seem excessive in this particular situation, especially when in your own words this would not necessarily be 'the exact structure' and would in any case be dealt with through the Building Regulations process.
Onslow Neighbourhood Associati… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments

  • Comment ID: 420
In its defined neighbourhood the ONA has experienced developments with subterranean excavations in and aroundSelwood Place, and the proposed deep excavation at Park House,Pelham Street, is also in its neighbourhood. But the greater part of the ONA neighbourhood has Victorian terrace houses laterally converted into flats with communal gardens protected by the London Squares Preservation Act 1932. This greater part of the ONA neighbourhood has been free of proposals for subterranean excavation. It
Albyns Limited (Albyns Limited) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments

  • Comment ID: 240
- Much of the end impact of basement development is not seen. Construction does not influence whether other developments are approved and it ought not to be a material planning consideration for basements. There is no reason to support it in the area of basement development. There is a lack of evidence where a number of basements have been constructed over the last 10 years to determine whether basement development has had a negative impact, as confirmed in the Basement Owners Survey November 2
ARK (Rupert Carruthers) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments

  • Comment ID: 312
- It appears that opinion is guided largely by very vocal groups opposed to basement development while those in favour of or indifferent to basement development generally do not respond to consultation. The opinions of these lobby groups appear to be taking precedent over the needs of applications. This lack of balance is reflected in the current consultation document. There are many sound arguments for the use of carefully designed and well-managed basement developments, which are not addressed
Sinclair Johnston & Partners (… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments

  • Comment ID: 233
We have been involved in the borough for the past thirty years advising on developments including subterranean extensions. These have been very successfully completed, and indeed some such as 9 Tregunter Road were reported in the press 20 years ago as the future of residential development. The draft policy addresses a number of issues which are of concern to local residents and are to be commended.
Pyramus & Thisbe Club (Andrew… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments

  • Comment ID: 372
We welcome RBKC's support to lobby Government to agree to an Amendment Act ensuring necessary changes are made to the current 1996 Act to reflect modern rnethods of construction.
Schamroth & Harriss (James Harriss) 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments

  • Comment ID: 395
We would make the following general observations: basement extensions are now an established and popular form of development and the construction techniques are well developed & understood usually the extent of professional input and contractor expertise are higher on basement extensions than above ground alterations and they are therefore no more likely to give rise to damage to adjoining buildings than other forms of domestic refurbishment
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