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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
Milan Seckovic 01 Feb 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 500
My wife and I, proprietors of 17 Gloucester Walk, were not able to submit our feedback on time for the consultation period deadline yesterday due to unforeseen internet connectivity issues. In the hope that our views can still be considered, please find attached a letter outlining our objections to the proposed withdrawal of permitted development for basement extensions.
Dovehouse Street Residents' As… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 166
I appreciate that we are right at the deadline for comments, but would like to explain that in the first place, despite being a Residents' Association properly registered with the Council, we can find no record of receiving a specific written approach from you in September last year asking for answers to what we can see from your website was your list of questions to Residents' Associations at that stage. We have however in the meantime become aware of the continuing consultation process through
Albyns Limited (Albyns Limited) 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 236
We act for a number of clients who bring forward basement developments within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We therefore submit these representations to the draft policy, for which the consultation ends on 31 January 2013. Our principal representations are set out below in bold in italics. Paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out that a local planning authority should submit a plan for examination that it considers to be "sound." The plan policy sh
The Chelsea Society (Terence B… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 340
· The role of the Human Rights Act in enabling residents to enjoy their homes. ix) Sloane House and Sloane Lodge, Old Church Street This is a case in which very large basements are being dug in the front and rear gardens of a listed building. The work is expected to take two to three years. The contractors are highly professional and are 'Considerate', but the scale of the civil engineering and the presence of residents in two adjacent houses (one with a party wall) is unfortunate. The
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.
Cranbrook Basements (David Kav… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 479
Having attended both discussion meetings on the proposed basement planning policy changes (9th & 21st January), I would like to point out that whilst the views of local residents were recorded in great detail within the subsequently published meeting minutes, the views of industry attendees, went largely unheard. I would therefore urge you to consider the views of those in the industry and not just those of local residents, whose opinions have largely been informed by experience of inconsiderate
Cranbrook Basements (Kevin O'C… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 301
The draft proposals are nothing short of an attack on the basement industry which is carrying out an entirely legal process whilst meeting all of its legal obligations. The Local Authority already has very significant powers to control construction operations on a daily basis but it is the failure to exercise those powers which have lead to the complaints of a small number of residents – as evidenced by the tiny response to the consultation. The basement industry employs thousands of 'blu
The Chelsea Society (Terence B… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 329
1. INTRODUCTION The Chelsea Society welcomes the Council's decision to review its policies on basements and the opportunity to take part in the review. We strongly support several proposed changes but fear that the Council is being, overall, too supportive of basement construction.
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
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