Parish and town councils have an important role to protect the visual character of their villages and towns. As representatives of the local community, they provide a key communication link between residents and the county council. The local parish or town council is consulted with on most service requests that we receive for new highway assets e.g. road signs, road markings, pedestrian crossings etc to ensure that they are in support.
We would therefore encourage residents who consider there is a need for a new street lighting to discuss the request with the local parish or town council. This is so that they can indicate if they are in support of the request. We are unlikely to authorise requests that are not supported by the parish or town council.
It would be helpful when making your request to the parish or town council and the county council if you could provide the following details to support your request:
You must make a request for new street lighting in writing by emailing email@example.com.
We only have funds to carry out a small number of requests received. Therefore, approved requests will be placed on a list in priority rank order. The available budget and the type of schemes required will determine how quickly we can work down the list.
Each request for new, additional or improved street lighting will be considered on its individual merits against the following criteria: