The street lighting consultation runs until 29 November, and gives residents, businesses and communities an opportunity to find out more about why Kent County Council (KCC) are switching to LED street lights and to tell KCC their views on the street lighting options for Kent. The options are the current level of service of part-night lighting, or all-night lighting. Alongside these options KCC are seeking views on the dimming of street lights when roads are less busy, for example late evening and early hours of the morning. The consultation document provides more detail on these options.
The consultation may be of particular interest to those who travel to and/or from work when the lights are currently switched off or when it is dark.
KCC has secured funding to convert the county’s 118,000 street lights to light emitting diodes (LED) technology – which will mean an annual saving of up to £5.2 million for Kent’s council taxpayers. The street lights will incorporate a central management system (CMS) that also provides flexibility by monitoring energy use, detecting faults, dimming lights and controlling the time lights turn on and off. As the new LED/CMS technology is more flexible, KCC have the opportunity to review the way that KCC provide street lighting.
Please let KCC know your views by completing the online questionnaire.
Deadline for all responses is 29 November 2015.