Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

Document Section Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 479
Respondent Cranbrook Basements (David Kav… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 31 Jan 2013
Comment

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 contractors – a fact borne out by the number of photographs myself and colleagues were shown (by residents) of hazardous construction sites spilling out onto the pavement. I feel that it would be far more constructive for the Local Authority to use the powers it has outside of the planning system to crack down on unprofessional and inexperienced contractors, rather than penalise those who operate to the highest professional standards.

 

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