Plan to switch off street lights

PLANS to turn some street lights in Derbyshire off at night are to be considered by councillors.

The county council says 69 per cent of people were in favour of switching lights off between midnight and 5.30am each night to save over £400,000 in energy bills a year and stop 2,000 tonnes of carbon being produced.

Lights would not be turned off on main traffic routes, town centres and locations with a significant night time traffic accident record or an above average record of crime.

Areas with CCTV, where vulnerable people live, 24-hour emergency services or pedestrian crossings would also be exempt.