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External lighting assessment

Used to assess the impact of any proposed external lighting on neighbouring properties or the wider area.

When required

All proposals involving floodlighting in the vicinity of residential property, a listed building or a conservation area, ecologically sensitive areas or watercourses, where external lighting would be provided or made necessary by the development.

Guidance

Details should include the following information:

  • hours of operation
  • an isolux contour map showing light spillage to 1 lux
  • light levels
  • column heights; layout plan with beam orientation
  • a¬†schedule of equipment
  • a¬†description of the measures such as hoods and cowls that have been provided to avoid glare
  • impact on nearby dwellings or roads and use of planting to mitigate effect