Richard Holloway, Cllr Suhail Rahuja and Cllr Brian Connell are backing the new Basement Supplementary Planning Document which will shortly be adopted.
- Plans for new basements must be signed off by a certified engineer, to ensure they are sound, appropriate and safeguard the stability of neighbouring properties.
- Detailed construction plans must minimise noise & disruption to local residents and traffic.
- Neighbours must be kept informed and their legal rights upheld through Party Wall Agreements.
Your councillors have worked hard for you case-by-case, speaking up for residents in planning committees and council meetings, lobbying for changes in national planning policy.
"People think the council has been slow, but it’s important to know that our neighbours in Kensington & Chelsea were forced by the courts to take their basement policy back to the drawing board. We think Westminster's approach is more robust against legal challenges"
Cllr Brian Connell