Light Pollution

For new developments there is now an opportunity for planning authorities to impose conditions related to external lighting, including curfew hours. In recognition of the growing need to assess and mitigate environmental impacts, we now include Light Pollution/Light Impact Assessments as one of the Planning Assessment services we offer.

External Lighting Impact Assessments

There are many forms of light pollution and these are generically referred to as ‘obtrusive light’, which if not properly controlled can have physiological and ecological impacts. Since 2006, artificial light has been included on the list of possible Statutory Nuisances in England, Wales and Scotland and is also now referenced in both National and Local planning policy. We are able to undertake detailed External Lighting Impact Assessments that allow lighting schemes to be tested and potential adverse impacts identified and mitigated.