From April 2006 the nuisance provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 have been extended by the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act to cover artificial light emitted from premises (excluding transport facilities, freight depots, lighthouses, defence premises and prisons).
On receiving complaints about nuisance lighting, we will investigate by contacting the person responsible to try and resolve the problem voluntarily.
If problems are not resolved an officer will investigate whether, in their opinion, the light is causing a nuisance and potentially serve an Abatement Notice on the person responsible.
For light to be a nuisance it would have to materially affect someone's use of their home, or their health, based on average sensibilities.
Complaints can be reported using the contact details below.