The updated BRE report for Daylight and Sunlight

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The updated BRE report for Daylight and Sunlight

19 Aug 2020
The BRE Report (Site Layout Planning for Daylight and Sunlight: a guide to good practice (2011) is being revised. This is to reflect changes in the British Standards. A consultation copy of the updated report is to be circulated by BRE later this year.
The BRE Report is a guidance document giving advice on the interpretation of the recommendations given in both British Standard BS 8206 part 2 and CIBSE guide LG10. In June of last year (2019) BS 8202 part 2 was replaced by BS EN 17037.
The changes will have a profound effect on the way daylight and sunlight within new development is assessed. Developers, architects and local planning authorities should be aware of the changes and the implications they will have during the design process and in the determination of planning applications.