4. Light pollution
Measures are in place to ensure that light pollution is maintained to a minimum. However, there are certain premises where high levels of light are required for safety and security reasons:
- Public service vehicle operating centres
- Goods vehicle operating centres
- Railway premises
- Bus stations and associated facilities
Problem lighting that may be viewed as a statutory nuisance is determined by an investigation which looks at many factors. This could include the character of the area, the duration of the problem, the times at which it occurs and the activities into which it intrudes.
The Council’s Street Lighting Engineers design all new Street Lighting installations to take into account the BS EN13201:2003 regulations which include guidance notes on light pollution.