Schedule of events


The BDA meet every second Wednesday evening of the month except in August.

Meetings start 5:30pm for 6:00pm.

If you are interested in joining the BDA come along and introduce yourself.

We meet at

The Bear of Rodborough Hotel
Rodborough Common

See the map below. Please ask at the reception desk which room the BDA are meeting in.

Have a look at the events record page for a list of subjects covered in past meetings.

11th October 2017 - Domestic right to light issues - Paul Hearmon of Right to Light Consulting

Right to Light Consulting are a provider of right to light reports and Planning Reports.

The one hour seminar is split into two areas.

1. Daylight & Sunlight which forms the basis of planning applications.

Planners and Local Authorities will consider daylight and sunlight to habitable rooms. The criteria for assessing loss of daylight and sunlight is contained within the BRE Guide ‘Site Layout Planning for Daylight and Sunlight’ 2011.

2. Legal Rights of Light which is guided by common law.

Generally legal rights of light will apply to any room regardless of whether it is habitable or not.

8th November 2017 provisional - Bexmedia - the use of drones in building design, construction and infrastucture

Bexmedia extensively use drones for video capture and measurements. Their state-of-the-art dronesCan be usedFor building inspectionsAnd assessments of large areas of landProducing three-dimensional dataThat could be presented in video format orCan be used to create drawings.

Drones are everywhere, Can’t find out how they could be usefulAs part of the Building design Process As well as building inspection.


13th December 2017 - Richard Cornock ||The Funky Farmer||

Our BDA meeting in December is less of a CPD event and more of a get in the mood for Christmas social event.

There is our evening meal at The Bear of Rodborough to enjoy and we have also booked the Funky Farmer to entertain us with one of his talks about his dairy farm in Tytherington. Richard Cornock as well as farming has also had a book published called “A Year on a Dairy Farm” showing life on the farm through the seasons. He is the resident farmer on BBC Radio Bristol where he has a regular feature talking about life on the farm on the Ben Prater Drive Time show. He also has a YouTube channel all about farming in general and his dairy farm in particular.

If you would like to find out more about him here are his social media links

(1) The funky farmer – Home

(35) thefunkyfarmer – YouTube

He is apparently expert at delivering the phrase ‘Get off my Laaand!’ A useful skill in these parts.

March 2018 - provisional - Fabric Architecture

Details to follow

The Bear of Rodbrough