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Lighting: Nuisance

Volume 463: debated on Monday 23 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will issue quantitative guidance on the levels of obtrusive light which constitute a statutory nuisance. (151273)

There is no set level at which an activity becomes a statutory nuisance. It is for local authorities to consider what is a statutory nuisance on a case-by-case basis, taking into account a number of factors, including the character of the locality, the frequency of the occurrence, its duration, reasonableness of use, and the sensitivity of the complainant.