Light pollution is artificial light that is allowed to illuminate areas not intended to be lit.
Statutory light pollution is light from certain premises that unduly illuminates other premises (for example, a security light shining into a bedroom window).
Some kinds of premises are allowed high levels of light (for example, where high levels of light are required for safety and security reasons)
Premises where high levels of light are permitted:
Airports Public service vehicle operating centres
Harbours Goods vehicle operating centres
Bus stations and associated facilities
Premises occupied for Defence purposes
There is also a defence for all trade, industrial, business or outdoor sports facilities that the best practicable means to prevent light pollution is being taken.
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