The right to light: Will local authorities increasingly deploy section 237? Asks partner Kate Andrews in Construction News13th April 2016
In November 2015 planning permission was granted for 22 Bishopsgate, a 62 storey skyscraper set to be the tallest building in London’s financial district and the second tallest building in London, behind the Shard.
Construction is currently scheduled to complete in 2019. However, the 278 metre, 62 storey development, faces challenges, one of which relates to the adjoining Landowner’s objections due to the impact the development will have on their rights to light. The City of London have been asked to step in to assist by invoking powers under Section 237 of the Town and Country Planning Act (the ‘TCPA’).
In her article published in Construction News, property litigation partner Kate Andrews considers rights of light generally and the ability to fall back on Section 237.
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