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Light pollution

For light to be a statutory nuisance it must shine directly onto another premises. 

There are some premises where statutory nuisance from light does not apply. These are: 

  • airports
  • harbour premises
  • railway premises
  • bus stations
  • public service vehicle operating centres
  • goods vehicles operating centres

If you experience light nuisance from one of the above sources, you may still be able to make a case in civil law and you would therefore need to seek independent legal advice. 

If you are experiencing problems with light shining from a neighbour's premises, speak to them first to try and resolve the issue. Re-positioning or fitting devices to direct light can reduce spillage onto neighbouring premises. 

Tell us about light pollution by using the 'neighbourhood nuisance' form:

Report neighbourhood nuisance