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Light pollution is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial light.

If a neighbour or business has installed lighting that is causing you problems when in use, such as excessively bright illumination of your living room or bedroom for example, we may be able to help. 

We recommend that you consider approaching your neighbour and explain the problem in a friendly way. This often resolves the situation, and most neighbours will be much more considerate in the future when they realise they are causing a problem. If the problem continues, keep a note of the dates and times of when the problem is happening and contact us.

If, after investigation we agree there is light nuisance, then a Notice may be served on the neighbour requiring action to be taken to fix the problem within a specified time scale.  If this action is not taken, then we can prosecute.  The vast majority of problems of this type are, however, resolved informally. 

To report a problem contact our City and neighbourhood team.

If you would like further information you might find the links below useful:

Light nuisance

How to resolve neighbour disputes

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