Fact Sheet 2: BRE ‘Site Layout Planning for Daylight and Sunlight’

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This fact sheet describes the tests used by Local Authorities when deciding over planning applications.

The following tests are covered:

Daylight to Windows

  • Daylight Provision

Sunlight to Windows

  • Exposure to Sunlight

Overshadowing

  • Overshadowing to Gardens and Open Spaces

The tests described in this fact sheet originate from the Building Research Establishment (BRE) document ‘Site Layout Planning for Daylight and Sunlight: A guide to good practice’.

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    Fact Sheet 2: BRE ‘Site Layout Planning for Daylight and Sunlight’
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