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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.
Milan Seckovic 01 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: 502
In addition, the current application for planning seems to be rather duplicative. Some of the information required by RBK&C Council during the initial stages of a planning application is normally covered at a later date by other departments of the Council once planning permission has been granted. For example, the Council requests structural information which is entirely unnecessary, as the Environmental Health Department and the Building Control Department are obliged to deal with the same poin
PTP Architects London Ltd (Sat… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 425
Other points · The requirement of additional documentation and reports should take into consideration that no contractor would be appointed till such time the applicant decides to proceed with construction. · Similarly the party wall process and consultation can only proceed if the construction is to commence. · Guidance on highway concerns should be clearly defined and ideally a typical format of the highways statement should be available for all to be used as guidance i
Bell Cornwell (Tracey Rust) 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 309
NPPF & Streamlining the Planning Application Process Paragraph 193 of the NPPF advises that local planning authorities should "...... only request supporting information that is relevant, necessary and material to the application in question". Much of the information being requested under the new draft policy is not material, not relevant to planning and therefore not necessary. Furthermore it flies in the face of the Government's draft policy to reduce the amount of information applicants nee
Preety and David Hudd 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 474
In addition, the current application for planning seems to be rather duplicative. Some of the information required by RBK&C Council during the initial stages of a planning application is normally covered at a later date by other departments of the Council once planning permission has been granted. For example, the Council requests structural information which is entirely unnecessary, as the Environmental Health Department and the Building Control Department are obliged to deal with the same poin
The Chelsea Society (Terence B… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 330
We support: · The requirement on applicants to have detailed documents 'up front'.
Ladbroke Association (Sophia L… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 364
22. We are disappointed that the Council has failed to pursue a number of other proposals that we have put to them, including the following. · Making use of Section 106 agreements to alleviate community problems during construction. We have for instance suggested thatagreements under S. 106 could pay for a dedicated officer to facilitate the resolution of problems during the construction phase (with each developer paying a small sum that would go towards the officer's costs); and/or for
King Knight Build Ltd (King Kn… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 398
My client, Knight Build Ltd is a successful building contractor with extensive experience in the construction of deep basements within central London and wholly understands and supports the introduction of new planning policies which seeks to ensure that new subterranean construction is sensitively designed in order minimise the adverse impact of this form of development. With this in mind my client would wish to express his particular support for the proposal for the introduction of a requirem
The Kensington Society (Anthon… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 446
5 Technical documents The Society strongly supports the submission and approval of Construction Traffic Management Plans and Construction Method Statements with all applications, and that developers should consult of these as part of any pre-application consultation. However this must be more than a tick box exercise. Because they will then form part of the approval the CTMP and the CMS must be examined to ensure that there is a full risk assessment to ensure that account has been taken of all
The Chelsea Society (Terence B… 31 Jan 2013

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

  • Comment ID: 345
viii) Teamworking The vetting of basement applications requires inputs from Council staff involved in planning, historic conservation, traffic, structural engineering and so on. Given the complex problems raised by applications that involve basements, we urge the Council to consider setting up, under senior officers, joint teams composed of a case officer, structural engineer, traffic engineer and conservation officer. A key role of such teams would be examining 'up front' construction and traf
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