Development Issues: Oversailing

Penny Moore looks at the issues pertaining to oversailing and why it is a concern for developers ‘The basic principle of English law is that a landowner owns all the airspace above the land, to the heavens above. Legislation has given aircraft rights to pass without causing any trespass, but the basic principle holds good …
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Cases Referenced

  • Anchor Brewhouse Developments Ltd v Berkeley House (Docklands Developments) Ltd [1987] 2 EGLR 173.
  • Baron Bernstein of Leigh v Skyviews & General Ltd [1978] QB 479
  • Woolerton and Wilson Ltd v Richard Costain Ltd [1970] 1 WLR 411