Artificial lighting

We can investigate complaints of disturbance caused by artificial light (such as domestic security lights).  We can take action where excess light prevents you using or enjoying your home.

Having problems with an artificial light nuisance?

If artificial light coming from a neighbour's property is causing you a problem, the best approach may be to talk politely to them about the issue.  There is a good chance they don't know that it is affecting you - they probably don't want to cause you any problems and want to find a way to solve it.

If this approach is not successful, or you feel it is not appropriate, you can contact environmental health, who will investigate the matter for you.

Report a problem online

Please fill in this form to report an artificial light problem online.

Advice about how to avoid creating light nuisance

Have a look at the leaflet in the download section about reducing the impact of your security lighting on your neighbours.

Last reviewed: 18 - 06 - 2014

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