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Lighting Assessment

A Lighting Assessment will be required for applications that propose development which includes artificial external lighting that:

• materially could alter light levels outside the application site;
• include installation of floodlighting,
• could affect residential amenities,
• impact on visual amenities,
• potentially impact on highway/railway safety,
• impact on the natural environment including bats

Where the application is for new or extended buildings, the submitted details should demonstrate that they have been designed to avoid unnecessary light spillage from internal lighting.

Lighting Assessments should demonstrate that proposals will have no significant adverse effect, individually or cumulatively, on the character of the area, the visibility of the night sky, biodiversity (including bats and light sensitive species) or residents, pedestrians or drivers.

The Lighting Assessment should include:

• details of the external lighting and hours when it will be switched on;
• lighting layout plan with beam orientation and a schedule of the equipment proposed;
• details of lighting levels and assessment on how the proposed lighting may affect local amenity, intrinsically dark landscapes, natural conservation and highway/railway safety (or as appropriate)