Exterior Lighting as a Statutory Nuisance

Article in Journal of Planning Law by Martin Morgan Taylor & David Hughes.

The issue of light pollution and nuisance has only recently attracted interest in legal literature, and litigation concerning light is very recent indeed. However, the issue has now gained considerable attention from both the media and government. Governmental interest culminated in the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (“DEFRA”) proposal to make certain forms of light subject to statutory nuisance control, now implemented by s.102 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act.

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