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Energy: Street Lighting

Volume 706: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 11 December (WA 9–10), whether they recommend that local authorities follow the same policies in respect of their street lighting, or whether they intend to issue guidance to local authorities in this matter. [HL383]

The provision of street lighting on local roads is a matter for individual local authorities.

The Highways Agency policies are designed for their network. Local authorities' highways networks will be more varied and each authority will have to take account of their own circumstances. Guidance on the reduction of obtrusive light is published by the Institution of Lighting Engineers on their website www.ile.org.uk .