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Daylight /sunlight assessment

Local Planning application requirements

Guidance

Sunlight and daylight studies shall assess the impact of a proposed scheme on the sunlight and daylight received by adjoining/neighbouring residential properties and buildings.

The council will expect the impact of the development to be assessed following the methodology set out in the most recent version of Building Research Establishment’s (BRE) “Site layout planning for daylight and sunlight: A guide to good practice”.

When required

Required on all applications where the proposal is likely to have an adverse effect upon levels of light to adjoining sensitive land uses. Also required for all residential major developments, to demonstrate that adequate daylight and sunlight would be provided to new units.

Policy/drivers