Night glow in the current Selwyn District Plan

over 1 year ago

Night glow is caused by outdoor lighting and glare which obscures or reduces the view of the night sky for the surrounding areas.

Currently night glow isn’t specifically identified and managed as an issue in the District Plan, aside from rules related to the West Melton Observatory Lighting Area and general lighting and glare rules.

The Council’s District Plan Committee endorsed that before any changes in relation to managing night glow in the future District Plan can be fully considered, we need to better understand how much of a concern night sky visibility is for the Selwyn public. We also need to hear from the public about what level of control they think would be best and where, if at all, such controls should be applied to manage night glow.