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Topic: Re:House Collapse in Barnes.
Posted by: Richard Jennings
Date/Time: 28/11/15 23:07:00

I've just been looking at the planning documents on the Richmond-upon-Thames council site.  The new owners have made several attempts to extend the house, and have had two applications refused on the grounds of upper storey extensions being too large and dominant.  As a result, they seem to have decided to put all the extensions underground.

What concerns me is that the planning officer's report says nothing about structural safety during construction. Richmond asked for a Construction Methods Statement, but only appeared to be concerned about matters such as parking of builder's vehicles, storage of materials and wheel washing of lorries.  Nothing about how the building would be supported while the basement was enlarged, despite the building being only about 25 metres from the Thames.

This is in contrast to Hounslow, who insisted on a structural engineering report before allowing a basement to be constructed in Duke Road. They wanted to be assured that the existing building would be adequately supported during excavation of the basement, and a detailed statement by consulting structural engineers was duly produced. 

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
House Collapse in Barnes.28/11/15 18:09:00 Tony Inwood
   Re:House Collapse in Barnes.28/11/15 19:12:00 David Cuss
      Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.28/11/15 20:23:00 Jean Ross
   Re:House Collapse in Barnes.28/11/15 19:20:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.28/11/15 20:42:00 Richard Jennings
   Re:House Collapse in Barnes.28/11/15 23:07:00 Richard Jennings
      Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 08:22:00 Russell Pearson
         Re:Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 09:07:00 Philippa Bond
            Re:Re:Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 09:38:00 Rima Jones
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 10:03:00 Richard Jennings
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 10:27:00 Rima Jones
         Re:Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 13:16:00 Richard Jennings
            Re:Re:Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 13:52:00 Russell Pearson
               Re: St Mary's Grove basement29/11/15 15:46:00 Richard Jennings
                  Re:Re: St Mary's Grove basement29/11/15 16:52:00 Russell Pearson
   Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 14:23:00 Adrian Irving
      Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.29/11/15 15:55:00 Mark Perry
         Re:Re:Re:House Collapse in Barnes.03/12/15 18:09:00 Philippa Bond

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