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Artificial light

Nuisance from artificial light

Nuisance from artificial light can be addressed if it is emitted from premises so as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance. Note that it has to be emitted from premises so normal street lighting would not be dealt with.

It also does not include light emitted from premises used for transport purposes or where high levels of light are required for safety and security reasons, for example:

  • Airports, public service vehicle operating centres
  • Harbours, goods vehicle operating centres
  • Railway premises
  • Lighthouses
  • Tramway premises
  • Prisons
  • Bus stations and associated facilities
  • Premises occupied for defence purposes