News that the Law Commission has launched its consultation on the proposed abolition of Rights to Light caused a flurry of excitement. My phone rang off the hook the morning the news broke. The law in this area is currently a mess – so much uncertainty that developers are often forced to plan two schemes at the same time, one that interferes with these rights and one that doesn’t. The Government hopes that reviewing and clarifying the legal position in relation to these ancient rights will help developers and in turn kick-start economic growth.
As I said to The Times’ legal editor Frances Gibb, the consultation is to be welcomed with open arms. You can read my comments in her news piece here.
You can also read my Opinion piece in The Times here.