We have worked with Rapleys on a wide range of projects, helping us to secure several challenging planning permissions on contentious sites. The team are not only personable and highly professional but always happy to go the extra mile when assisting us. They have extensive knowledge of Right to Light issues and forms an important part of our consultant design team. We very much look forward to working together on future projects.’   

Paul Griggs, Associate, Patton Architecture

‘Rapleys provided professional advice in relation to a Rights to Light assessment for the University of Bristol.

Their report proved crucial in helping us progress a business critical project with an ambitious programme. We look forward to working with them in the future.’

Graham Hall, capital projects team, university of bristol

‘Rengen Developments is an experienced brownfield developer of complex city centre sites; a highly professional approach to all neighbourly matters issues is therefore of paramount importance to ensuring that our development programmes stay on track, such that we can identify any potential issues as early as possible in the process.  We use them for all our Rights to Light and Party Wall work as they are highly efficient, professional and sensible in their advice. We have no hesitation in providing a recommendation for use of their services.’

Chris Birakos, Development Director, rENGen developments

‘We have always been provided with an excellent level of service from the Rights to Light team.  In particular, their proactive approach means that we are able to have confidence that these sensitive matters are being dealt with in a professional, diligent and considerate way. The team keep us updated at relevant intervals and are able to liaise with other members of the team accordingly, whilst always keeping us abreast of progress.  They are able to use their experience to advise us on the most appropriate actions to take throughout the process which results in an efficient process throughout.’

Ross Chester, Development Manager, Deeley Freed

‘We are very grateful to Rapleys Neighbourly Matters team for their assistance on a number of schemes. We have found their approach to be very proactive and accommodating, giving us full confidence in them that these extremely sensitive matters are dealt with in the best possible way.  The team have always taken the time to keep us updated on the progress of their work and have predicted future possible issues, which have allowed us to tackle them head on, with all of our options for redress still available. We look forward to continuing our work with Rapleys well into the future.’

Local Authority, Kent

‘We have worked with Rapleys on a number of projects over the last few years. The team have been very helpful and always available to answer any questions we have had. Rapleys are highly professional and always happy to go the extra mile when assisting us. Their impressive knowledge of Neighbourly Matters, in particular Rights to Light, has been invaluable in assisting us to move forward with some difficult issues and we consider them to be an integral part of our consultant design team. We very much look forward to working together with Rapleys in the future.’

Lisa Venn, Crawley Borough Council


case studies

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Party Wall advice for a casino, hotel and restaurant development

Saw Close, Bath

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access arrangements

the new room, john wesley chapel, bristol

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Rights to Light advice

horsefair/callowhill, bristol