Richard Nosworthy

Richard Nosworthy is a Technical Partner and 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.

He joined TFT from Avison Young where he specialised in daylight, sunlight and rights of light, with over 20 years industry expertise in these disciplines. He has worked on a number of large commercial and residential developments nationwide, helping developers maximise the potential of their sites.

Richard has recently worked on daylight, sunlight and rights of light issues for three major mixed-use developments in within the M25, as well as helping to secure planning for two large residential developments and undertaking feasibility studies on a variety of other developments for top UK investors. These successfully supported the overall planning strategy and delivered the largest possible massing whilst ensuring any impact to the neighbouring properties was minimised.

Richard works extensively with TFT’s Development and Project Consultancy team to ensure that risk associated with Neighbourly Matters are considered early on, with the correct strategy implemented, to minimise risk and maximise value.

He also has independently advised on a large number of exciting major projects for fantastic clients including large mixed-use residential schemes for major housing providers, such as Galliard Homes, which included redevelopment of former Honey Monster Factory (Quayside Quarter) providing 1,997 residential units over nine blocks, up to 29 Storeys. Advising central Local Authorities, such as Camden and Towers Hamlets, in relation to their own redevelopment schemes and providing advice in relation to third party developments. He has also a large number of social housing clients in relation to planning daylight and rights of light matters, to meet their strategic and occupational requirements.

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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)!