Part night street lighting

Part night street lighting is where some lamps are turned off between midnight and 5.30am. We introduced this between 2012 and 2015.

During this time we have surveyed and carried out risk assessments on over 26,000 street lights and consulted with 179 parish councils and over 115,000 residents to obtain local people's views on our plans.

We have converted 8,073 of our street lights, mostly in the smaller rural villages to part night operation. We've also permanently turned off 460 lights in rural or none residential areas.

The project has helped us save almost 1,200,000 kW/h of electricity and 650 tonnes of carbon per year.

Find out more about the changes to street lighting.

Invest to save

On 21 October 2014 Cabinet approved a £23m 'invest to save' proposal to change 68,000 of our street lights to LED in mainly residential areas. This represents approximately 78% of the our lighting stock.

This new strategy presents a unique opportunity for us to improve much of our street lighting asset. LED Street lights will provide a further significant (33%) reduction in our energy consumption and carbon emissions. This means we're no longer installing new part night lighting schemes and we wont have to turn any more lights off in urban areas, where concerns were raised during our consultations.

More details about the LED 'invest to save proposal' can be found on our LED street lighting page.

You can find a list of the Parishes where part night lighting has been introduced in the related documents section of this page. If you have an enquiry about an existing part night street lighting installation in your area please visit our part night lighting report form.

Related documents

The following document is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)

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