Is loss of light a planning issue?

Is loss of light a planning issue?

Is loss of light a planning issue?

We can offer advice regarding this process and the steps to creating an effective objection. If you cannot make a loss of light or overshadowing objection to a planning application, there are other valid planning objections that may be relevant. ... However, loss of view does not count as a valid planning objection.

How do I claim right to light?

A right to light can be acquired under the 1832 Act if the light has been enjoyed without interruption for a period of at least 20 years, provided the light has been enjoyed without any written consent.

Does right to light include garden?

If the overhanging tree is causing problems with access to light. If it is blocking light to a window or glass house on your property then you might be able to acquire a Right to Light under Planning law. ... Your local planning department can advise on your rights.

Do you have a right to light on your property?

A right to light is the right not to have the natural light which reaches your property obstructed by another person's use of their property. The law on this has developed over the years but the up to date position is there is little your neighbours can do here and here is the reason why:

How does building work affect your neighbours right to light?

For example, your building work could take away some of their light or spoil a view from their windows. If the work you carry out seriously overshadows a neighbour's window and that window has been there for 20 years or more, you may be affecting his or her "right to light" and you could be open to legal action.

Do you have a right to light in an extension?

Rights to light issues can create unnecessary stresses and also impact on any development schemes. Ideally you should establish if your neighbours have a right to light in the planning stage of the extension. Right to light is protected under common law, adverse possession and in England and Wales by...

Is the right to light protected in the Planning Act?

Rights to light issues can create unnecessary stresses and also impact on any development schemes. Ideally you should establish if your neighbours have a right to light in the planning stage of the extension. Right to light is protected under common law, adverse possession and in England and Wales by the Prescription Act 1832.


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