Light pollution

Light nuisance

Artificial light can cause light nuisance if not used correctly. You can report light nuisance to us and we will investigate.

There are some locations where a high level of light is needed for safety and security reasons. Places where high levels of light are allowed include:

  • airports
  • bus stations
  • defence buildings
  • harbours
  • lighthouses
  • prisons
  • railway and tramway premises

All trade, industrial, business premises or outdoor sports facilities should try to prevent light pollution at all times.

Go to GOV.UK: local environmental quality guidance.

Environmental protection

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