When is a lighting assessment required?
Proposals involving the provision of publicly accessible
developments, in the vicinity of residential
property, a Listed Building or a Conservation Area, or open
countryside, where external lighting
would be provided or made necessary by the development, should be
required to be accompanied by details of external lighting and the
proposed hours when the lighting would be switched on. These
details shall include a layout plan with beam orientation and a
schedule of the equipment in the design.
Lighting in the countryside: Towards good practice
(1997) is a
valuable guide for local planning
authorities, planners, highway engineers and members of the public.
It demonstrates what can be
done to lessen the effects of external lighting, including street
lighting and security lighting. The
advice is applicable in towns as well as the countryside.