Time in Sun Assessments
The Time in Sun assessment is applied to both new and existing gardens/parks/school playgrounds and any other amenity areas where there is an expectation for sunlight which could be affected by emerging developments.
Point 2 Surveyors have created their own specialist software to track the path of the sun, as well as to determine the extent to which the sun reaches the ground’s surface. The results are then assessed against the required levels of sunlight as recommended within the BRE guidelines.
The BRE guidelines recommend that 50% of each proposed amenity area should receive at least 2 hours of direct sunlight on March 21st, or that the proportion of the amenity space which receives 2 hours of direct sunlight should not be reduced by more than 20% from the existing condition.