Norfolk County Council’s Consultation on reducing street lighting in Norfolk

Closed 22 Mar 2024

Opened 15 Feb 2024


The Council faces difficult decisions to deliver on its ambitions for the people of Norfolk against a difficult economic climate and more than a decade of reduced funding. Each year, the Council reviews its budget and proposes the savings it will need to make for the following year to balance its budget.

In this consultation we are asking for your views on our proposal to reduce street lighting in Norfolk by 1.35%, with the intention to achieve an overall 2% reduction. We plan to start this work in 2024-25, with the ambition to implement during that financial year.

We have identified locations for 1.35% of our 2% target, and the remaining 0.65% will be subject to further consultation or will proceed separately subject to consultation at all times with Norfolk Police.

We are proposing to switch off lights in spots where there will be minimal impact to drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. These are locations where we would not install new street lighting today, as over time, design standards and policies have changed. This will help us to save money, reduce our carbon footprint, reduce energy consumption and light pollution, thereby delivering environmental benefits and contributing towards delivering Norfolk’s Climate Strategy.

Why your views matter

We want to find out what people think about our proposal to reduce street lighting in Norfolk by 1.35%, with the intention to achieve an overall reduction of 2%.

We are consulting through:

- The online consultation, which is also available as a paper copy

- Email /Letter to key stakeholders and partners

- Email to members of the Norfolk Residents’ Panel

We are consulting from 15 February to midnight on 22 March 2024. Please note that if we receive any consultation responses after this date, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to take them into account.

We will feed back the findings from our consultation to our county councillors as part of the evidence they will use to help them come to a decision about our savings proposals.

If you need a copy of this consultation document in a different format please email, call 0344 800 8020 or Text Relay on 18001 0344 800 8020 (textphone) and we will do our best to help.

Print at home, large print and easy read versions of this consultation are availble do download at the bottom of this page.

An online Easy Read Survey can be accessed here.

The consultation should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Spending