Can I make a complaint about lights causing me a problem?
Badly positioned and/or adjusted lights, particularly security lights, can irritate and disturb neighbours.
However, there are several exemptions (sub-section 5B, including railway premises, bus stations or goods vehicle operating centre) where light from certain sources cannot be considered a nuisance.
Similarly street lights cannot be statutory nuisance, as the source has to be on a property.
How can the problem be reduced or prevented?
Light pollution can be reduced by
- Adjusting the beam of lights so that it does not shine onto other properties
- Adjusting the sensor so that it only picks up visitors to the property
- Choosing an appropriate wattage of bulb
View our leaflet Security Lights on minimising light disturbance.
How do I make a complaint?
If you have spoken to the person whose lights are causing you a problem and the problem has not reduced and you feel the problem may be considered a statutory nuisance contact us with the details.