SODBURY, proposals to convert streetlights to part night operation

Sodbury, proposals to convert streetlights to part night operation

During 2013 the council will be extending its ‘part-night’ lighting scheme throughout South Gloucestershire, continuing an ongoing programme that has already seen approximately one-fifth of our street lights successfully converted to part-night operation.

Part-night operation involves switching selected street lights off, where it is safe to do so, between midnight and 5:00am GMT in order to reduce carbon emissions and conserve energy. Evidence from South Gloucestershire and elsewhere shows that, where this careful approach is taken to part-night lighting, it has no notable adverse impact on crime levels or road safety. However we will continue to work closely with our partners in the police and other agencies to monitor progress.

Conversion works will be carried out on an area-by-area basis, with works scheduled to coincide with routine annual lighting maintenance activities in order to reduce costs.

During April 2013 streetlights in Sodbury are programmed to be converted to operate on a part night basis.

We follow an assessment criteria when identifying which streetlights within each area should be turned off. Residents are invited to comment on our plans for this area and to tell us if any specific lights that have been identified to be turned off conflict with our assessment criteria. We are not inviting comments on the council's part-night lighting policy overall.

All street lights will be switched to part-night operation except where we consider they help mitigate crime and anti-social behaviour, or improve road safety and reduce accidents, in which case they will remain lit throughout the night.

We will also exclude from the scheme:                                                                        

  • Lights that are important for the operation of council or police CCTV surveillance cameras
  • Lights that are close to 24-hour emergency services such as hospitals
  • Lights next to pedestrian crossings and controlled junctions
  • Lights next to sheltered housing premises

We have provided a plan of your area in line with our assessment criteria. If you have any comments you would like to make relating to the scheduled works, please comment in the box below. When making comments, you will need to provide evidence against these criteria.

Please take a few moments to view the plans for this area. As the maps are large and do not fit on one screen, you will need to go to 'View' and then 'Zoom' to increase size of the map on the screen. You can then use the scroll bar and arrows at the right hand side of the page to move up and down and the scroll bar and arrows along the bottom to move left and right.

If you wish to read further information including our assessment criteria please click here.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, are available from here.

Have your say

There are several ways for you to tell us your views. You can:

Write to:

South Gloucestershire Council,
Part Night Light Survey,
Council Offices,
Castle Street,
BS35 1HF

You can also email comments to: 

This consultation has now closed and our consultation report is now available.


  • Opened
    1 Feb 2013 at 09:00
  • Closed
    15 Mar 2013 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    26 Mar 2013


Consultation Topic
  • Crime and community safety
  • Environment
  • Local highways and transportation projects
Geographical area
  • Cotswold Edge
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Contact Details

Write to us:

South Gloucestershire Council,
Part Night Light Survey,
Council Offices,
Castle Street,
BS35 1HF

Email us: 

Phone: 01454 868000