Where is new lighting installed?
New lighting is only installed on existing roads where there's a night-time casualty record, evidence of high levels of night time antisocial behaviour or where justified as part of other measures to improve road safety.
Lighting is installed on new housing estates where the streets (or footpaths) are being adopted by us.
Developers (sometimes called builders) will be required to install street lights in accordance with our requirements but are responsible for all maintenance costs until formal adoption takes place.
This can be carried out in parts or with full roads on the development and can take some time before the developer is ready to ask us to adopt.
Once it is accepted that the road including the street lights comply with our requirements, we will take on full responsibility for future maintenance including energy costs.
When lights have reached the end of their operational life an assessment will be made of whether or not lighting is still required before replacement options are considered.