New Streetlights To Be Installed

New streetlights are going to be put up around St Mary’s, but they won’t conform to the Council’s own planning best-practice guidelines, Councillors have heard.

The eight new lights would be similar to the tall, gas lamp-style fixtures already placed on the Strand and Old Town Bay that ‘break’ in the middle for easy maintenance.

Councillor Richard McCarthy pointed out that the Authority’s own design guide encourages adding lighting to the side of buildings where appropriate, as it’s felt that this reduces clutter

But Chief Technical Officer, Neville Gardner, responded by saying the Council’s consultants, SCC, recommended against this and all new lighting would be freestanding columns.

He added they were “actively removing fittings from buildings.”


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