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Part-night lighting

The 10-year LED replacement programme agreed by members in 2014 gave the council the opportunity to modify its strategy if necessary, allowing for ongoing evaluation of the latest technology.

As a result the council agreed to revise our Street Lighting Policy and return to all-night lighting at Environment and Community Services committee on 18 January 2017.

This decision was made because the cost of the technology, which allows LED lights to be switched on and off accurately, has increased. It is now more cost effective to leave the lights switched on.

The revised policy will come into effect on 1 April 2017 and will be effective for all LED replacement schemes after this date.

Please note that previously installed LED lanterns will remain part-night and will only be considered for change after the current LED programme is completed in 2025.

The following information may be useful for residents in areas where part-night lighting is in operation.

When will my road be changed to all-night lighting?

The revised lighting policy will be implemented alongside the rollout of the LED replacement programme.

Can the council change the existing LED lights to all-night lighting sooner?

The council does not have an automated system to do this.

What if I disagree with the council’s approach to all-night lighting?

The council made a decision to adopt an all-night lighting policy via its normal democratic decision-making process. The street lighting team cannot consider complaints relating to this policy decision.

Please also refer to our Frequently Asked Questions document before contacting the council.

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