Councillors to discuss taking on responsibility for new street lights across Broadland

Thorpe Lodge, now Broadland District Council Offices -Thorpe St Andrew
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Thorpe Lodge, now Broadland District Council Offices -Thorpe St Andrew <Copy: Rachel Banham - EDP SUNDAY > <Picture: James Bass>EDP/7/11/2002

Councillors at Broadland will consider whether to take on the management of street lighting in new housing estates across the district next week.

In a report to the full cabinet, officers say if responsibility for street lighting is not taken up by the council, 'there is a risk that significant new developments will not be provided with footway lighting when being built.'

The cost to the council would be more than £155 per street light every year.

For the last 10 years Broadland has not adopted any footway lighting because Norfolk County Council had adopted it under a Private Finance Initiative.

In September 2015, Norfolk County Council's Environment and Transport Committee agreed a number of budget savings including no longer requiring footway lighting on new developments.

Broadland District Council's cabinet meeting will convene on Tuesday, February 14 at 9am in the council chamber at Thorpe Lodge.

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