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Street lighting upgrade gets underway in Peterborough

10 February 2012.

New energy efficient street lighting which will reduce carbon emissions, cut energy bills and reduce long-term maintenance costs is being installed across Peterborough.

The programme, originally outlined in the Medium Term Financial Strategy as an invest to save project for 2011 to 2016, will see 6,000 street lights across Peterborough upgraded to LED. The LED lanterns direct bright white light downwards onto the roads and footways reducing the amount of light pollution caused by the existing street lights.

The first phase of the project to install 1,200 energy efficient lamps will provide an annual carbon saving of 132 tonnes. The contract to carry out the first phase of the scheme was awarded to BAM Nuttall Ltd in September 2011.

New LED street lightsA further 5,000 lanterns will be changed over the next two years as part of the efficiency project which is due to be completed by 2013/14.

Councillor Peter Hiller, the city council's Cabinet Member for Housing, Neighbourhoods and Planning, said: "People will see a real difference in the quality of the lighting and the technology is such now that light pollution is greatly diminished.

"The streets benefitting from the new lighting have been selected based on a stringent set of criteria. Only residential and link roads will be included and priority will be given to lights which have the potential to make the highest energy savings and for which the technology is easiest to implement."

(From left: Councillor Peter Hiller with Dave Ralph from BAM Nuttall Ltd)

Councillor Sam Dalton, Cabinet Member for Environment Capital, said: "Peterborough is a city which invests heavily in the environment, with the aim of becoming as clean and green as possible. The new street lighting technology saves energy and reduces carbon so is better for not only the city's green credentials but will also save the council and ultimately tax payers money.

"With the combined pressures of rising energy prices and the need to reduce emissions to prevent the effects of climate change, it is estimated that the first phase of the project could save in the region of 132 tonnes of CO2 entering the atmosphere annually."

Residents living in the following wards will be the first to benefit from the new lighting: East, Paston, North, Bretton North, Werrington South, Park, Central, Dogsthorpe, Werrington North, Fletton, and Ravensthorpe.

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