Decision Maker: Executive Director Place and Communities
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
This report sets out to initiate a trial-based
approach to implementing a borough-wide variable lighting regime to
achieve significant carbon and energy savings.
As part of a joint project with Reading and Wokingham by 2018, most streetlights were replaced with LEDs. Immediately after the new network was up and running, the lighting output was set at 70%. This dimming by 30% can now be considered our baseline. Since 2018, the Council’s inventory of street lighting has increased, not least by adoption of the former SSE network on the Slough Trading Estate. However, no further assessment of its efficiency and cost-effectiveness has been carried out to date.
1. That the Trial Areas identified are
notified to the Lead Member for Transport & The Local
Environment and the relevant Ward members
2. That the trial is implemented in February for a period sufficient to gather data and consultation feedback from key stakeholders.
3. That a report following the trial be brought to Cabinet recommending options to be rolled out across the borough.
Full details are set out in the full report
available from the following link to the Document Library:
Publication date: 27/01/2023
Date of decision: 26/01/2023