Daylight Sunlight

Daylight sunlight measures, as defined by the British Research Establishment (BRE) in their guide ‘Site Layout Planning for Daylight and Sunlight’, are what local authority planning departments have adopted to evaluate a project and it is becoming increasingly common for a planning department to insist on a daylight sunlight study report prior to granting planning permission.

AA projects has in-house experts with extensive experience of evaluating new projects for light effects on adjoining properties or light levels that will be achieved within the new building. Knowledgeable and comprehensive reports can be prepared to support a development leading to a smooth and quick application process. Reports can also be prepared for adjoining owners who believe their light would be overly impacted by a new development supporting an objection to an application.

Our experienced daylight sunlight team is able to provide the following services:

  • Initial guidance on daylight sunlight and overshadowing measures
  • Initial reports for developers and adjoining owners
  • Detailed 3D computer modeling to generate daylight sunlight and overshadowing calculations
  • Detailed daylight sunlight reports
  • Advice on how to amend a scheme to achieve acceptable daylight sunlight results

We have a proven track record of providing reports that meet the needs of our clients and have never failed to demonstrate that a project is suitable to be granted planning permission.

It is important to note that daylight sunlight measures differ greatly from common law rights of light principles. Please refer to our rights of light page for further reading.