Light pollution

Complaints concerning artificial light including domestic and commercial security lights can be assessed by the Council under statutory nuisance legislation.

The Environmental Health section works with the planning department at the development stage to prevent new lighting installations causing loss of amenity."

  Getting Light Right Simple tips to get your floodlight working best for you and the environment (DEFRA) (PDF) [417KB]

  Read the Guidance Notes for the Reduction of Obtrusive Light (Institution of Lighting Professionals) (PDF) [666KB]  


Additional information

Guidance booklet on light pollution on the Environmental protection website