Loss of Light
My new neighbours had put up scaffolding and rendered/painted part of their rear wall.
In conversation, I asked why? They planned to build a bathroom extension above their kitchen.
The implications and effect on the light to my home gradually became clearer...
On eventually meeting me to discuss my concerns, I heard they had hoped to start within 2 weeks,
under Building Regulations, but had no plans to show me.
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Outside Overview   Asbestos Cement Roof Tiles ?
Inside Overview   View from Dining Room
Sunight on Kitchen Window   Sunight into Kitchen
Sunset from Bedroom Window   Sunight into Bedroom
Further notes to follow
The most important factors planners take into account   ... whether it will cause you to lose a significant level of sunlight and daylight; ...
and whether you would feel a greater sense of enclosure, or a feeling of being hemmed in,
in your property because of the close proximity and height of the extension.
Material Planning Considerations   Overshadowing/loss of outlook to the detriment of residential amenity.
Overshadowing/Loss of Light   An extension should be kept as far as possible from neighbouring windows and boundaries.
Right to light - RICS   In your home, just over half the room should be lit by natural light.
What to do if your neighbour is planning a home extension   ... a London couple, who now look out of their kitchen window at a brick wall.
Grandmother distraught after her stunning sea view is blocked by a brick wall   ... we objected twice but Cornwall Council passed them and we couldn’t do anything more.
Are these asbestos slates or standard slates?   ... if it's not causing an issue leave well alone and don't touch it.
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