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.”

 



4 Responses to New Streetlights To Be Installed

  1. Chris Peat February 20, 2012 at 9:41 am

    The new lights will be replacing older less efficient ones. In general, newer designs cause less light pollution by directing light downwards instead of all over the place!

  2. linda February 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    GETTING MORE LIKE THE MAINLAND EVERY DAY, MORE STREET LIGHTS, PARKING FEES AT THE AIRPORT, WHAT IS NEXT.

  3. Lindsay February 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    At least everyone must agree that the ‘Narnia’ style lampost are an attractive piece of ‘street furniture’ – i’m not sure we need more, but they do look much much more in keeping than the hideous ones before.

  4. Todd Stevens February 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    What happened to the debate on light polution? Dont let more lighting creep in-WHEN ITS NOT NEEDED!!