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Re: lIGHT FOR NEW BACK GARDENS

Subject: Re: lIGHT FOR NEW BACK GARDENS
From: Treecheck
Date: Feb 26 2001 22:31:36
A client has permission to build two houses 7m from two sycamores located to 
the west of the rear of the houses which are two storey and have a foundation 
level 3m below the root plates of the trees which are growing on a banking 
behind the development. My view is that the Planners should have stipulated 
that the houses be further away from the trees to enable more natural light 
to the back gardens but this is not to be and the foundation bases are 
already in.

The builder now realises that his customers are all worried about the dark 
back gardens and is looking to tree removal or other works. Is there an 
acceptable and measurable light level expected for a rear garden...any 
planning gurus with some good ideas out there?

The trees are 20m plus in height and the conopies will be almost over the 
rear gutters.



Ken
A client has permission to build two houses 7m from two sycamores located to
the west of the rear of the houses which are two storey and have a foundation
level 3m below the root plates of the trees which are growing on a banking
behind the development. My view is that the Planners should have stipulated
that the houses be further away from the trees to enable more natural light
to the back gardens but this is not to be and the foundation bases are
already in.

The builder now realises that his customers are all worried about the dark
back gardens and is looking to tree removal or other works. Is there an
acceptable and measurable light level expected for a rear garden...any
planning gurus with some good ideas out there?

The trees are 20m plus in height and the conopies will be almost over the
rear gutters.



Ken


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