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Pyramus & Thisbe Club (Andrew… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 367
The above report has been brought to the attention of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club. Please find attached a letter from my fellow member and immediate past chairman, which I hope you will find of interest. Your attention is particularly drawn to the explanation of the Party Wall etc. Act and Summary. You may be aware that the club is actively involved in advising on the propose Subterranean Development Bill. If you have any queries then please don't hesitate to get in contact.
Pyramus & Thisbe Club (Andrew… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 368
In relation to the above we welcome and support the majority of the proposed methods of granting consent for basements and engagement with neighbours. About the Pyramus & Thisbe Club The Pyramus & Thisbe Club was set up in the 1970's by the late John Anstey. As you may be aware John Anstey is the well known author of "Party Walls and What to do with them" and "Boundary Disputes and How to Resolve Them". Both books are published by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The Pyramus & Th
Pyramus & Thisbe Club (Andrew… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 1- Introduction Alan Baxter Report (1.19 - 1.21)

  • Comment ID: 369
We support the engineering content of Alan Baxter and Partners report "Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Residential Basement Study Report" dated December 2012. However, section 10 of their report regarding the Party Wall etc Act 1996 is extremely misleading and in some areas incorrect. We believe that the comments we set out below should be reflected within Alan Baxter and Partners report in order to avoid ambiguity and potential litigation. Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Residentia
Pyramus & Thisbe Club (Andrew… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Appendix C: Requirements of the Basement Impact Assessment C11 - C17

  • Comment ID: 370
There are a number of well established and professional considerate contractors who undertake basements on a day to day basis and their involvement results in little or no damage and much reduced inconvenience, distress etc to neighbouring owners/occupiers. The reverse is evident where a more cavalier attitude is taken towards neighbourly relations and contractors are appointed mainly on the basis of price in place of ensuring there is considerable experience in dealing with the complex nature o
Pyramus & Thisbe Club (Andrew… 31 Jan 2013

Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation 4- Review of Documentation Section 4 General

  • Comment ID: 371
The report "Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Residential Basement Study Report" dated December 2012 prepared by Alan Baxter and Partners is very helpful. However, the commentary regarding the party wall process, appointment of surveyors and what jurisdiction surveyors have is extremely misleading and in some areas incorrect. We recommend, and we are happy to work with RBKC and Alan Baxter and Partners, that information regarding the party wall legislation is re-drafted where appropriate. W
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.
Pyramus & Thisbe Club (Andrew… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 366
Various extracts were included in the submission please refer to the attached file