Light pollution becomes an offence

It seems that yesterday a Bill was published making light pollution a statutory offence. It is now possible complain to the local council about "artificial light emitted from premises so as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance". However, some premises are exempt: airports; harbour premises; railway premises, not being relevant separate railway premises; tramway premises; bus stations and any associated facilities; public service vehicle operating centres; goods vehicle operating centres; lighthouses; prisons. It seems fair enough that lighthouses are exempt!

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Thursday 09th Dec 2004 (17:34 UTC) | Permalink
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