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Decision details

Highway Maintenance Service Changes - Reducing Carbon Emissions From Street Lighting

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment, Streetscene and Climate Change

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Report seeking approval to pilot a dimming regime in three areas of the city.


That the Cabinet Member:-


(a)       agrees to the proposed pilot of the dimming regime, as set out in the report;


(b)       agrees to the proposed consultation and review of the pilot, as set out in the report; and


(c)       notes and endorses the efforts to reduce carbon emissions by this proposal.


Reasons for the decision:

It is considered that the approach set out in the report will provide the data necessary for an informed decision to be made on lighting levels across the city, with the potential for the Council’s carbon emissions to be reduced.


Alternative options considered:

The alternative would be to carry out no pilots and leave the lighting levels as they are.  This is not recommended due to the potential benefits for the environment of reducing the lighting levels.


There may be alternative proposals identified from the pilot that will be considered when assessing the overall outcome to determine a final position, which may include a tailored solution for specific areas.


Publication date: 09/08/2019

Date of decision: 09/08/2019

Effective from: 16/08/2019

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