Most developers (usually larger organisations) therefore assess the potential risk early, so that they can consider such risks and make informed decisions before proceeding with the planning process.
This usually goes hand in hand with a Daylight and Sunlight Report, often required for validation of the planning application.
Rights of light are increasingly becoming an important assessment in early stages of development as the demand for homes spaces increases, the potential of right to light injuries also increases. If we are commissioned to assess such planning related matters, it can often be relatively easy to assess the right of light risk. The process is very straight-forward and only requires a small amount of digital modelling.
Why should you consider right to light assessments early in the planning permission process?
The advantages of assessing risk early include being able to consider making amendments to the scheme before the planning process has run its course. This can then prevent you from gaining planning permission, only to find that you have a right of light infringement case on your hands which requires a redesign, and subsequent re-submission for planning permission.
Insuring against right of light infringements
The other option is that it allows you to consider other options, such as insuring the risk.
Once a planning application is submitted, there is potential for neighbours to object, and if objections feature ‘loss of daylight/sunlight’ or the dreaded words ‘right to light’ then potentially the insurance option may no longer be available.
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