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Advice for Neighbours
Step 3: Expert Evidence
Under normal circumstances we would expect the party who is planning to undertake the development to produce a set of rights of light and planning calculations. However, where they do not; or where there is uncertainty about the accuracy of their assessment, we can undertake spot checks or an independent set of calculations on your behalf.
We can provide the standard planning daylight and sunlight tests set out in the Building Research Establishment (BRE) guide ‘Site Layout Planning for Daylight and Sunlight’, A guide to good practice, Third Edition. We can also check the accuracy and interpretation of the applicant’s numerical data if they have provided their own report.
Rights of Light
Going to court to settle a rights of light dispute can be expensive for both parties. Going to court is therefore a last resort. However, if you are unfortunate enough to be faced with a developer who ignores your right of light, we will provide the necessary technical evidence for submission to the court.