Time given for negotiations before compulsory acquisition of rights of light

Having failed to negotiate the settlement of a rights to light dispute with the owner of neighbouring 1 Finsbury Circus, the developer of 120 Moorgate sought help from the City Corporation. The Planning Officer's report recommended the use of statutory powers to facilitate the development but the Planning and Transportation Committee appeared reluctant to approve their use. This article looks at the issues and asks the all-important question of where this leaves developers.

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