Richard Nosworthy

Richard Nosworthy heads up the Neighbourly Matters team, which comprises of Daylight, Sunlight, Rights of Light Consultancy, Party Wall advice, Boundary Disputes and Oversailing Licence services. He is a highly dedicated and conscientious advisor, who has a proven track record for delivering expert strategic Rights of Light/Planning Daylight & Sunlight advice for developers, financial institutions and government bodies in some of the UK’s most challenging locations.

Richard works on daylight, sunlight and rights of light issues for major mixed-use developments, large residential developments and a variety of other projects for top UK investors. He supports overall planning strategies by delivering the largest possible massing whilst minimising impacts to neighbouring properties. Notable projects include large mixed-use residential schemes such as the redevelopment of former Honey Monster Factory (Quayside Quarter) providing 1,997 residential units over nine blocks, up to 29 storeys. Richard also advises central Local Authorities, such as Camden and Tower Hamlets, in relation to their own redevelopment schemes and providing advice on third party developments.

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As father of two active young boys, I am often found knee deep in mud exploring nature around Hertfordshire and Essex, searching for wildlife and fungi. When not in the great outdoors, I am acting as weekend chauffeur for many of their sporting and social events!

As lifelong lover of all things motorbike, I am either out riding my bike (when the kids permit), fixing my bike or watching motorsport.

During the lockdown period, I have also attempted to brew my own beer, sometimes successfully, sometimes with messy kitchen explosions…much to the dismay of my wife. Having bought a ‘fixer upper’ five years ago, my personal ‘construction’ project is still on-going and when not dreaming of bikes and beer, I am power tool in-hand, ready to tackle the previous residents’ DIY attempts (or cleaning beer off the ceiling)!