Building Relationships

Rights too light, don't leave it too late

The outcome of a legal action caught our attention at the end of last year. In summary, a judge found that two parties objecting to a neighbouring development had effectively ceded their right to object by leaving it too late in the process.

Whilst not a rights to light case, clients involved in development or those neighbouring proposed development should take care as this could set a precedent, particularly given the recommendations of the 2014 Law Commission Review which did propose much earlier resolution of these matters.

If you have any questions about the case or Rights to Light matters generally, please contact Dan Tapscott.



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