Final areas set for part-night lighting switch
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The measures are being introduced to help reduce the district’s carbon emissions and conserve energy.
Once the scheme is complete, approximately two-thirds of South Gloucestershire’s street lights, or nearly 20,000 units, will be switched off between the hours of midnight and 5am.
The scheme is expected to reduce the district’s carbon emissions by 2,000 tonnes a year – equivalent to the annual emissions of about 900 cars.
It is also expected to reduce the council’s street lighting energy costs by a fifth.
All street lights are safety-assessed to establish whether they are suitable for part-night operation and following implementation, the council continues to work with the police and other agencies to monitor the operation of the scheme within each area.
Residents can view and comment on the implementation plans for their area by visiting the council’s website at www.southglos.gov.uk/partnightlighting
Comments on plans for the four remaining areas can be submitted until the end of the day on Monday 15 July.
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