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:
- 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