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Lighting - street lights - energy reduction programme
North Yorkshire County Council is changing its street lighting policy. From April 2012, the County Council is introducing a street lighting energy reduction scheme, which will be implemented over four years. This will form part of our overall carbon reduction management programme aimed at making North Yorkshire greener.
The County Council is responsible for nearly 50,000 street lights. In 2010/11, the cost of electricity for street lighting was about £1.6m. The scheme will lead to a reduction in our street lighting energy consumption that could save almost £400,000 a year. By reducing our carbon emissions we will also cut the street lighting element of the carbon tax paid to the Government by 28%.
The County Council will ensure that crime, disorder and road safety issues are considered before decisions are made. There are three new options for street lighting across the county.
The part-night lighting scheme commenced in Harrogate and Knaresborough in August 2012. Scarborough is scheduled to be completed by February 2013. The programme will be extended across the rest of North Yorkshire between April 2013 and March 2016.
Areas that will not be affected by these proposals
Find out what alterations are proposed for where you live below on our interactive map. Comments can be submitted using our online form.
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