Aberfeldy Estate

We provided Rights of Light and Daylight & Sunlight advice for the regeneration of the Aberfeldy Estate in east London, a joint venture between Poplar HARCA and Ecoworld London.

The redevelopment will provide 1,176 new homes, shops, a faith centre, and a community centre.

The new homes will be arranged around a new linear park, with open lawns and varied play spaces, lined with trees and seasonal planting.

Rights of Light Aberfeldy Estate

The site is located on the northern boundary of the Import Dock. Once famous for the importing of exotic goods during the 18th and 19th century. This heritage was sadly lost when it was heavily bombed during the war and subsequently redeveloped.

Owned and managed by Poplar HARCA, the estate was situated on a hidden pocket of land. Bounded by the A12, A13 and River Lea.

Gasholders to the north east and Erno Goldfinger’s iconic Balfron Tower to the west completed the urban context. Initially a very self-contained site was opened up by a new pedestrian crossing over the A13. This connected the community to the south and East India DLR station.


We advised on all aspects of rights of light, daylight & sunlight and overshadowing to support the planning application for the Aberfeldy Estate.

Client : Aberfeldy New Village LLP

Architect : Levitt Bernstein

Services : Rights of Light, Daylight & Sunlight

Sector :  Residential

Also see our recent work at The Grand Exchange.

Further Guidance when appointing a Rights of Light Surveyor

For further information please see our Rights of Light Fact Sheet.

The Government also published a rights to light fact sheet as part of a review by the Law Commission.

With offices in LondonBirmingham, Bristol, CardiffManchesterNorwichPlymouth we are able to provide Rights of Light advice on projects all around the UK.

Contact – Rights of Light Aberfeldy Estate

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For advice on rights of light direct from one of our surveyors, please call our Rights of Light Enquiry Line on 020 4534 3138.

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Team members shown:

  • Rebecca Chapman
  • Matthew Grant
  • Stephen Mealings