Local Plan to 2030 - Main Modifications September 2018

Document Section Main Modifications to Ashford Local Plan Policy ENV4 – Light Pollution and dark Skies (MM86) ENV4 – Light Pollution and dark Skies (MM86) [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID MMLP/133
Respondent Environment Agency (Jennifer W… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 29 Oct 2018
Current Status Accepted
To be "Sound" a Plan should be Positively Prepared, Justified, Effective and Consistent with National Policy
Please give details of why you consider this ‘Main Modification’ to be unsound in accordance with the tests above (if applicable)? MM86 ENV4 – Light Pollution and dark Skies
We support inclusion of the “seasonal” impacts of inappropriate lighting as this has the potential to affect migratory fish.

However, this modification does not mention or specify the use of motion or other sensors to activate lighting to reduce the duration of and the carbon footprint of external lighting. If this an ILP requirement, then this concern is addressed. If it is not an ILP requirement, then it is suggested that it should be included.