Report light pollution


Environmental health officers can deal with problems of artificial light causing problems, as a statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

There are exemptions to this namely, premises used for transport purposes, eg bus stations, railway premises, and other premises where high level of light is required for safety and security reasons.

You can Report light pollution.

There is a defence of 'best practicable means' which extends to business premises and other relevant outdoor sports facilities.

Sources of light which may give rise to problems include - domestic/commercial security lights, domestic artificial lighting, laser shows, exterior lighting of buildings and decorative lighting of landscapes.

If you don't have access to a computer, you can visit a Library Plus branch where you can use a self-service pc to log your request/report.  Staff are available to support you if you need it.​​​​​​​

Contact Click to get info

Environmental Health and Trading Standards

Environment and Regeneration
Waltham Forest Council
Sycamore House
Town Hall Complex
Forest Road
E17 4SU