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Has anyone had to deal with this when extending??

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extentionmadness Thu 29-Jun-17 22:46:21

We're having a fairly reasonable (we think) rear single story extension on semi-detatched property.

Originally we planned and have got planning permission to go right up to boundary, but we've brought it in a bit as neighbour clearly wasn't happy.

I've noticed that the surveyor chosen by them is a right of light specialist. Has anyone come across this before or know anything about it? I've read that they can get compensation/injunct the build if there is an injury.

Neighbour is not talking to us so we're trying to second guess everything and don't want a legal dispute.

m0therofdragons Fri 30-Jun-17 00:24:46

A friend ended up having an extension with the corner cut off (with French doors on the diagonal) which looked fab. I complimented her on it and she said it was because her neighbour kicked off about right of light so they changed the design.

ICantDecideOnAUsername Fri 30-Jun-17 22:27:51

There is no legal right to light. Or a view.
If you have planning permission your neighbours should have been consulted and the impact on their property would have been taken into account. Get a copy of the planning officers and/or committee report.
If you change your design you will need to reapply for planning permission. If it's minor i think you can apply for a minor alteration otherwise it's the whole process again.

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