Light pollution problems

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Light pollution problems

Postby madmartian » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:20 pm

My bedroom in Worcester (near Birmingham) looks straight out towards a warehouse which leaves its floodlights on EVERY SINGLE NIGHT! Apart from the obvious astronomiacal implications, it wastes a huge amount of power and it annoys me! My only consolation is having the Malvern Hills fairly close.
Does anyone else have similar problems to me?
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RE: Light pollution problems

Postby cumbrianwolf » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:36 pm

Their are now new light pollution laws and it sounds as though you have a case, If you search on goggle you should find the relevant body that deals with such things give them an email or phone call and say that the lights are causing you problems both with astronomy and sleep you will need to play on it a little.
This should get the company to tilt the lights down a little or change them as they are in breach of the new light laws.
Good luck
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RE: Light pollution problems

Postby Chanctonbury » Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:03 pm

The following link to part of the new law will give you more information although it is in typical 'polit-speak':-

Clean Neighbourhoods Act 2005: [url=http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2005/50016--n.htm#102]http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2005/50016--n.htm#102[/url]
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RE: Light pollution problems

Postby madmartian » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:56 pm

That's all very helpful (thanks), but I can't actually work out which building it is! I have also tried writing to my MP, but the afore-mentioned problem stopped me!
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