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Shedding Light

A survey of local authority approaches in England

In early 2014 CPRE carried out a survey of English local authorities to find out how they approach lighting in their areas. The results presented in this report create a detailed picture of lighting issues in England, with the aid of a number of local case studies. The report also makes nine recommendations to help local authorities reduce light pollution and protect existing dark areas while saving energy.

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Shedding light leaflet

A survey of local authority approaches in England - key findings and recommendations

In early 2014 CPRE carried out a survey of English local authorities to find out how they approach lighting in their areas. The results presented in the Shedding Light report create a detailed picture of lighting issues in England, with the aid of a number of local case studies. The report also makes nine recommendations to help local authorities reduce light pollution and protect existing dark areas while saving energy.

This leaflet summarises the key findings and recommendations from the full report.

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Star count map 2007

CPRE and the Campaign for Dark Skies asked people to count the number of stars they could see within the constellation of Orion during December 2006 and January 2007. This map shows the results of the star count.

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Star count map 2011

CPRE and the Campaign for Dark Skies asked people to count the number of stars they could see within the constellation of Orion during 31 January and 6 February 2011. This map shows the results of the star count.

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Star count map 2012

CPRE and the Campaign for Dark Skies asked people to count the number of stars they could see within the constellation of Orion during January and February 2012. This map shows the results of the star count and highlights the areas of worst light pollution in England.

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Star count map 2013

CPRE and the Campaign for Dark Skies asked people to count the number of stars they could see within the constellation of Orion during February 2013. This map shows the results of the star count and highlights the areas of worst light pollution in England.

Map produced by Telegraph paper.

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Star count map 2014

CPRE and the Campaign for Dark Skies asked people to count the number of stars they could see within the constellation of Orion during February 2014. This map shows the results of the star count and highlights the areas of worst light pollution in England.

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The Rural Challenge 2015

CPRE is a key member of the Rural Coalition. The coalition, chaired by Lord Robin Teverson, comprises 14 members who subscribe to a vision for a living and working countryside.

The policies required to achieve that vision are set out in The Rural Challenge 2015, which was published in December 2014.

The Rural Coalition is committed to following up the messages of The Rural Challenge 2015 by communicating with Parliamentarians in the run up to the General Election and engaging with the newly elected Government.

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Threats to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

A map showing proposed new developments that would be in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty across England.

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