Thursday, June 21, 2012

Winter Solstice

When people become aware of a planning application for the house next door, they are often most concerned about overshadowing. Rescode, in all planning schemes, gives guidance for assessing planning applications on a range of amenity matters. This planning guide says that it is the equinox, and not the winter solstice, that is the relevant consideration in any assessment. People often argue that it should be the winter solstice. But its not. Rescode at clause 55.04-5 states that secluded private open space should receive a minimum of 5 hours of sunlight between 9 am and 3 pm on 22 September. In exchange for this dull but important piece of planning information relevant to the winter solstice, I offer a deep winter picture.
roundabout at Bridge St and Esplanade East

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