Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

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Gabrielle Teare 25 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 15
This was an issue for me my house has been damaged c £30000 by two basements externally and internally on all 3 floors. It is a historic house and old and previously had no cracks now I have cracks some floor to ceiling in every room. I could only claim £2000 from my neighbour as his surveyor claimed no damage had been caused so I have been left with a damaged house and severely out of pocket. Your draft document does not address these very real neighbour concerns. it is too difficult to get fi
Hurst Peirce & Malcolm (Lawran… 25 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 49
I write to comment on clause 1.7 and the whole of section 10 in the Alan Baxter Residential Basement Study Report relating to the Party Wall etc Act 1996: Clause 1.7 mentions Section 7 of the Act. This should be section 6. I suggest that clause 1.7 and the whole of section 10 are reviewed by an experienced party wall surveyor, to make sure they address the application of the Act correctly. It is a statutory process and some of the opinions set out in the current draft imply that discretion exi
Simpson 21 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 82
Issues of process and enforcement need to be addressed in order to ensure that the new policy will achieve its intended purpose, having particular regard to past problems (highlighted by case studies). Consideration should be given to the requirements for sustainable development within the National Planning Policy Framework. A basement under a residential property in a dense urban area may provide little or no economic benefit to the neighbourhood whilst causing social and environmental damage
Cranbrook Basements (Kevin O'C… 21 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 289
We have read the Minutes of the Basement Consultation event which have been published on the RBKC planning website and wish to formally record our objection to the accuracy and content of the Minutes as currently drafted. The meeting was attended by a number of representatives from this company who were distributed evenly amongst the various discussion groups and the balance of the Minutes as drafted in no way reflects all of the comments that were made. There were very significant representat
Chelsea Society (Paul Lever) 16 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 38
We live in a street, Jubilee Place, where two new basements are under construction, one of them in the house immediately adjoining ours, and a third is subject to a planning application. So we have direct experience of the problems which such developments can cause. We are glad that the Council has at last recognised the deficiencies in the existing policy and the anger which it has generated on the part of ordinary residents whose lives are blighted by basement construction.
Norland Conservation Society (… 11 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 37
Final point: The Baxter report is excellent, and goes way beyond what can be included in the Core Strategy (sorry, Local Plan). But would it not be a good idea to include it as an Appendix that should be followed in detail by any basement applicant? Manpower At the last meeting it was expressed that should be regular on-site inspection by Council planners 1) to deal with or respond to residents' complaints and fears 2) to monitor the site for irregularities, bad practice and unmanageable lev
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