On 21 January 2015 the Council adopted a new policy for dealing with planning permission for basement development, Policy CL7: Basements, which forms part of the Local Plan.

The Council has now produced a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on Basements. The draft document provides more detailed guidance and advice on adopted Core Strategy Policy CL7: Basements. It is designed to help applicants make successful planning applications and for residents to understand the various issues that the Council will consider in assessing planning applications. It will replace the existing SPD on Subterranean Development, 2009.

The Council is consulting on the Draft Basements SPD for six weeks, starting from Wednesday 18 February until Wednesday 1 April 2015.

The Draft Basements SPD and an online response form are available at http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/planningconsult