Permitted development and the right of light: what developers need to be aware of

By Jon Mowbray

We are seeing our developer clients increasingly active in the market — particularly in mixed-use residential schemes. But sometimes issues will arise on a site. For example, an adjoining owner may claim to have the benefit of a right to light, there may be restrictive covenant imposed on the site, which could frustrate development, and also sometimes it is necessary to secure vacant possession of the site — whether it be from residential or commercial occupiers…

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