Radiance Study Secures Appeal for Berkeley Homes Sevenoaks Development

Berkeley Homes proposed redevelopment of two adjacent sites in London Road will deliver 66 new 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, as well as 916 sqm of commercial space. 

One of the reasons for the original refusal at planning was for the quality of daylight within the proposed scheme, with a number of bedrooms falling below the BRE guidelines. In order to assist the Inspector in interpreting the BRE guidelines, we submitted a study which demonstrated that a small change to the width of the windows serving these bedrooms would make them comply with the BRE guidelines. What the study also showed was that the actual change in daylight levels would be barely perceivable. 

The Inspector accepted that this was the case, that the BRE guidelines should be interpreted flexibly, and allowed the Appeal.