To assess the impact of a new development on daylight and sunlight, many planning authorities use the BRE Report 'Site layout planning for daylight and sunlight: a guide to good practice'. This gives non-mandatory guidelines on loss of light to existing buildings and gardens, and on daylight and sunlight provision in new buildings.
The BRE Report (first published in 1991) has new been completely revised to include additional guidance, and to tie in with other documents including the revised British Standard Code of Practice for daylighting, BS8206 Part 2. This event explains the changes to the Report including new guidance on:
Copies of the 2011 'Site layout planning for daylight and sunlight; a guide to good practice' are available at a reduced rate to delegates.
The presenter is Dr Paul Littlefair, the author of the BRE Report, who has over 30 years experience in daylight. The event is aimed principally at those who have some knowledge of the previous guidance, including architects, surveyors and planning officers. It is interactive with plenty of time for questions and discussion during each presentation.
At the end of the afternoon, delegates will
13:30 Introduction to the BRE guidance
13:50 Daylight provision to new buildings, and loss of light to existing buildings
14:20 Sunlight to new and existing buildings. Solar energy
15:10 Sunlight in gardens and open spaces
15:30 Trees and hedges
16:00 Daylight and sunlight in the planning context. Flexibility in the guidelines. Using the guidance in Environmental Impact Assessment
16:30 Further discussion and conclusions
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