The County Council has adopted a Part Night Lighting Policy for its street lights which will commence in Mole Valley in early 2017.
This new policy covers around the 50,000 (of a total 89,000) streetlights located in residential roads and these lights will be switched off between midnight and 5am.
The streetlights which are not subject to this policy are:
* locations where traffic calming measures have been installed or formal pedestrian crossings are present – in such cases, some street lights in close proximity will be left on all night or the road itself may be excluded entirely;
* roads in close proximity to train stations or bus routes where the last train/bus arrives close to or after midnight will be switched off later than midnight depending on the specific circumstances; and
* the principal road network of traffic routes (A, B and C roads) and roads in town centres.
The Part Night Lighting programme is expected to save at least £210,000 per annum.