Re: Re: Exempt Development and Right to Light
Hi. We are Surveyors, specialising in Right to Light issues. The legal Right to Light is completely separate from the BRE Daylight & Sunlight tests associated with site design or applications for planning permission and it certainly is the case that a scheme can be given planning permission (or may be permitted development) and yet still come ‘unstuck’ with regards to a claim for a legal injury regarding right to light. There are set standards for what is acceptable – basically about half of the room at table top height needs to be adequately lit to avoid there being a legal injury. The remedy for a legal injury can be compensation but might otherwise be an injunction resulting in the need for demolition of an offending part of a building. My colleague posted the previous comment which gives our website (http://www.righttolightsurveyors.co.uk) – you could also check out a couple of blogs we have posted at http://www.smithmarstonllp.co.uk/blog – or phone and we would be happy to discuss.