York Road

We provided advice on all aspects of Rights to Light for this redevelopment in York Road

The York Road project was unusual. Rather than living accommodation above a retail base there is a three storey Volkswagon garage and showroom on the lower floors, with residential accommodation above.

Named the Podium, the automotive accommodation forms just that – a giant podium – and the residential courtyard starts at level three. 

The residential units are arranged around a courtyard, with the accomodation carefully arranged to allow penetration of light and views between blocks.  Two tall and two smaller slabs st on the podium and the resultant garden space between them also offers framed views. While the height is limited the forms of the taller elements are carefully stepped to create a skyline.

Due to the location of the site is on a heavy trafficked route in South London, the elevated living accommodation is an ideal solution sitting above traffic noise and with views to the river.

The development will see the construction of 192 apartments and 3,500 sqm of showroom and workshop.


We advised on all aspects of rights of light, daylight & sunlight and overshadowing to support the planning application for this redevelopment at 98 York Road.

Client : Lindon Homes

Architect : GRID Architects

Services : Rights of Light, Daylight & Sunlight

Sector :  Mixed Use

Rights of Light Services

Initial Site Appraisal (Legal & Technical)

Strategic reporting

Transferred Rights to Light

Rights to Light negotiation & settlement

Rights to Light compensation

Rights to Light insurance

Scheme cutbacks or enhancements

Portfolio management

Laser Survey based full technical analysis

Maximum building envelopes

Expert Witness

Pre-Acquisition strategic advice

Also see our recent work at Walsingham House.

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.


For the contact details of a surveyor local to you, see our BirminghamBristolManchesterNorwich Plymouth Surveyor details.

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