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The Kensington Society (Anthon… 13 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy CL7 k

  • Comment ID: 464
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Pole Structural Enginners (Sim… 06 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Appendix C: Requirements of the Basement Impact Assessment Appendix C General

  • Comment ID: 521
My practice routinely provides a basement impact assessment for such basements and I would welcome this concept being extended so that the design engineer can demonstrate the practical and safety issues for the construction itself. The additional recommendations for a Engineering design and construction statement (EDCS) is welcomed.
Pole Structural Enginners (Sim… 06 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Appendix C: Requirements of the Basement Impact Assessment C3 -C10

  • Comment ID: 520
Many homeowners do not appoint party wall surveyors and many surveyors lack sufficient construction knowledge to deal with these matters. Unless more robust measures are put in place by the party wall profession, and more neighbours appoint appropriately experienced surveyors, it may be necessary for RBKC to demand particular foundation solutions such as the examples in the appendices, avoiding Special Foundations. Some engineers have commented that they do not like prescriptive designs being pr
Pole Structural Enginners (Sim… 06 Feb 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 519
I write in support of the excellent document referred above. I write as a chartered Structural Engineer and Building Surveyor experienced in Party Wall matters, having dealt with hundreds of basements either as a design engineer or equally as an "advising Engineer" to the party wall profession acting for neighbours of such developments. I have written various papers on basements and the specific issues arising from " Special Foundations " (Party wall term frequently referred to in section 10 o
Historic England (Richard Parish) 01 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy CL7 d

  • Comment ID: 522
Policy CL7d states that "The scheme must not cause substantial harm to heritage assets". The phrase "substantial harm" reflects the Government's published National Planning Policy Framework which sets out the considerations which must be taken into account when a development proposal causes "substantial" or "less than substantial harm" to heritage assets. As the proposed policy refers only to substantial harm clarification should be provided in respect of proposals which are considered to cause
Princess di Sirignano 01 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy CL7 b

  • Comment ID: 518
There should be major distances between basement excavations and adjacent owners who do not have the same and limited to one basement only. If a resident has one basement already then permission for an additional should be refused.
Princess di Sirignano 01 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy 34.3.76

  • Comment ID: 517
Engineering & Movements in the Ground 'Some residential projects can be as large as commercial schemes. For a multi-level deep basement with several floors, the ground movements associated with this are likely to be unacceptably high. In practice ground movements cannot be reduced to zero...and underground construction will always cause some movement in the surrounding areas.' 'ArupGeotechnics Scoping Study/2008'
Princess di Sirignano 01 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.73

  • Comment ID: 516
Environment and Carbon Emissions 'To form a basement will require a greater volume of construction material, notably Concrete which has a high Carbon Dioxide Emissionsrating.' To that is added the removal of excavated material and soil by lorry from Sloane House & Sloane Lodge from an area of 700 sq meters by 18 meters deep. 'The Environmental "footprint" of a basement project is therefore not trivial and should be viewed in light of the borough's Environmental Strategy. 'ArupGeotechnics Scopi
Princess di Sirignano 01 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy box1 34.3.74

  • Comment ID: 515
Traffic Management Over the last two years a daily average of five to twelve Cement mixers carrying cement have dumped an unprecedented quantity of cement into the site of Sloane Lodge and Sloane House. The lorries never adhered to the Traffic Management scheme and would stack as early as 7:15 in South Parade, Carlyle Square and Elm Park Gardens with engines running. An Alliance of Residents was formed to report this but nothing was ever achieved. I doubt this can ever be effectively managed o
Princess di Sirignano 01 Feb 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 2- Review of the Core Strategy 34.3.75

  • Comment ID: 514
The reason being that once permissions are granted, the developers become a 'law unto themselves' and there is no way to control what actually transpires especially on large sites. Even if a developer submits an Construction Method Statement that the Planners accept, the developer is under no obligation to abide by it, in fact I have seen the opposite performed and there are no enforcements. Noise and Nuisance seem to be the only department that has any real enforcement powers. The Considerate
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