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Lighting in the Countryside: Towards Good Practice

Published 8 July 1997
Type(s) Research, Good practice and guidance
Site Planning, building and the environment
ISBN 9780117533912
Price £25 (free to download below)


This guidance was published jointly with the (then) Countryside Commission. It gives advice, which is also relevant in towns, on good lighting types and installations for street, sports and security lighting. It describes how to avoid light pollution of the night sky, glare hazards to drivers and nuisance to neighbours. It also offers design guidance and a bibliography.

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The findings and recommendations in this report are those of the consultant authors and do not necessarily represent the views or proposed policies of the Department for Communities and Local Government.


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