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Daylight/Sunlight Assessment

Where a development may cause loss of amenity to nearby property through loss of daylight or sunlight to habitable windows or cause overshadowing of adjacent land then an assessment will be required.

If the scheme involves the construction of buildings higher than single storey and within 2 metres of the common boundary with any neighbouring residential property an assessment will be required.


The extent and complexity of the assessment will need to be proportionate to the potential impact. Consider the proposed height of the proposed building, its design and orientation of the existing and proposed buildings and changes in ground levels.

Any information will be in respect of the planning merits and not have a direct bearing on other legislation contained in the Rights of Light Act.