Do I have a right to light? Do I have a right to a view?

No. There is no right to light or right to a view either in statutory law or at common law. We will not carry out works to Council-owned trees to increase light to a property or improve the outlook from a property.

Please note - in circumstances where the presence and stature of trees in our ownership is having an extreme, detrimental effect on the physical and/or mental health of a resident, such situations will be assessed individually. We will need written evidence from an appropriately qualified medical professional. This should declare that the trees themselves are a significant contributor to the cause of the individual's suffering.