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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

URGENT! BASEMENT POLICY: ATTN ALL RESIDENTS ASSOCIATIONS


MEGA BASEMENTS












The Dame has received this vitally important announcement on....

EMERGING BASEMENT POLICY



Dear All,


We have received the following message from Dr James Thompson.  As you are probably aware the next stage of the emerging policy for basements following the full Council  endorsement is for them to be taken before the Planning Inspector.  It is anticipated that the commercial companies who have a vested interest in trying to get the impact of the new policies reduced will present arguments to the effect that the policies are unreasonable.

It is therefore VERY IMPORTANT that if we have any information we provide it to those who are going to argue the case for the policies.

If you have any information about the impact of double basements and or loss of trees etc please let both ESSA and James Thompson know as a matter of URGENCY
ANTHONY WALKER, Chairman ESSA


Subject: Examples of double basement problems, and trees in gardens over basements
Dear Colleagues,
Can you please let me have any examples of basement related problems of two sorts:
1    Examples where double basements (basements with two floors) have caused particular problems, particularly structural problems.
2    Examples where trees have been planted over basements in a metre of soil, and not flourished.
This is to prepare us for possible objections from basement constructors to the new guidance from RBKC
Dr James Thompson


2 comments:

  1. James Thomson deserves to be congratulated on galvanizing action from a reluctant Council establishment to do something about this plague that has beset residents of K&C. Lets hope that Resident Chairmen and Chairwomen follow through and provide the evidence that he needs. We should be under no illusion that K&C is fundamentally a developer friendly Council

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    1. Fly On The Wall17 July 2013 at 22:28

      The Kensington Society, and Chairman Amanda Frame, have also worked tirelessly on behalf of residents. Their proposals for no more than a single level basement and no further back than the existing house footprint have already been worn away and 75% of the garden is allowed as well. We can all guess what has been at work here

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