Basement Surveys

The development of basements under existing housing is a matter of considerable concern to many residents.

The Council is, therefore, reviewing the approach to be taken to basements. As part of this review we carried out a survey in August/September 2012 to better understand residents’ concerns.

This survey had three elements:

The responses to the surveys can be found by following the links below

Response to neighbours survey [PDF] (file size 1.48Mb)

Response to residents associations survey [PDF] (file size 529Kb) 

Response to owners survey [PDF] (file size 7Kb)

The responses were used to inform the draft Core Strategy basement policy which was consulted upon in December 2012/ January 2013.