Street lighting in Suffolk is changing
Suffolk County Council is implementing part-night lighting and streetlight dimming across the whole of Suffolk, with the primary objective of reducing energy consumption, saving both money and reducing CO2 emissions.
They are introducing an intelligent lighting system which provides computer-based communication with individual street lights allowing part-night operation, dimming, adjustment for actual light levels and for different days of the week or for events when lights need to stay on longer.
The county council estimates introducing the system will save at least £550,000 per year in energy costs has the potential to deliver a significant CO2 reduction.
More information about the changes can be found on the Suffolk County Council website: Part-night lighting and dimming streetlights in Suffolk (new window).
Street lights in your area
Maps have been drawn up for each village and town that has Suffolk County Council owned street lights. The maps identify which street lights are owned by the county council, whether they will be switched off between 12 and 5.30am, possibly dimmed or kept on, as decided by county council Cabinet policy and in consultation with parish councils and the police.
These maps and a schedule of when this is to happen in your area are available to view on the Suffolk County Council website: Street lights in your area (new window).
Suffolk Coastal owned street lights
Additional maps showing the location of lighting in parishes where Suffolk Coastal is responsible for the footway standard lighting are available below. As yet Suffolk Coastal has not made a decision as to how it will proceed.
- Blythburgh & Wenhaston (new window PDF 549KB)
- Bramfield (new window PDF 302KB)
- Friston (new window PDF 285KB)
- Huntingfield (new window PDF 315KB)
- Orford (new window PDF 421KB)
- Peasenhall (new window PDF 379KB)
- Sternfield (new window PDF 387KB)
- Sudbourne (new window PDF 204KB)
- Thorpeness (new window PDF 360KB)