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What can be done about light pollution from a Network Rail

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What can be done about light pollution from a Network Rail lighting column installed in august 2015 and lighting an 86 year old ladies property
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Have you complained yet to Network Rail please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi,yes we have complained to network rail,they have offered blackout blinds which is not a solution,1 of the 4 lights at the top of the 30ft column has been switched off and they told us last September deflectors would be fitted to the lights.
Network Rail now tell us the lights which currently switch on at dusk and switch off at dawn will be switched off when the signal box closes for the night but this will still leave mothers house illuminated untill at least 11.30 each night and the deflectors will not be fitted due to interference with the running of the trains
Do we have any legal avenues to get some resolution from Network Rail Regards Mark
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Are they brighter than they used to be? Or is it a new installation?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes these lights were a new installation in August 2015 The first complaint was made on the 29th of August 2015
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
This could be an issue under the Environmental Protection Act or Clean clean neighbourhoods and environment act. You need to get a Solicitor to write and set out your complaint and say unless something is done within 28 days you will go to Court.If nothing happens then you can issue proceedings using form N1:http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdfThe Court will issue the matter for hearing and decide whether to make an Order reducing the light/times or removal all together.If the Court orders this and they refuse to comply this could be contempt of Court which they could be warned, fined or sent to prison
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please? Alex
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the information looks like a solicitor is the way forward then
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the advise i will be contacting a local solicitor and have no more questions
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Ok, good luck.

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