Revealed: The Norwich streets where lights are set to go out
PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 January 2011 | UPDATED: 12:31 24 January 2011
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A list of the roads in Norwich which are likely to see their street lights switched off after midnight within the next three months has been published.
Around 5,000 letters have been sent out to families in the north of the city - to places such as Mile Cross and Catton Grove - over the past two weeks giving them one final chance to have their say on plans to turn out their street lights between midnight and 5am.
And council bosses have now released a list of the streets which are earmarked to go out from March - unless the case can be made to keep them on.
Bosses at Norfolk County Council want to turn out 27,000 lights across the county, with around 5,900 in Norwich due to go out.
The council, which is making £155m of savings in the next three years, says the part night-time switch off will save £167,000 and cut carbon emissions.
Council officers say consultation has already been carried out with police on exempting some lights from the switch off.
Reasons for exemption included streets with CCTV cameras. traffic calming measures, roads with high traffic flow and those where police say crime could be increased as a result of lights going off, or where reducing crime will be affected.
That consultation saw a decision made to spare around 1,000 street lights within the inner ring road from being turned off.
But the streets on the list are due to be switched off unless people can come up with a valid reason why they should stay on.
A spokesman for the county council said: “So far we have received around 40 responses, most objecting. The general concern is that people will feel less safe, although some people believe it will lead to an actual increase in crime.
“There are also a few comments in favour, with people looking forward to seeing the night sky and the stars.”
The county council has divided the city up into four sections. Letters for the east of Norwich will be going out in the week beginning January 31.
Lights have already gone out after midnight in some other parts of the county, including Wymondham. Police have said there has been no noticeable change in crime or disorder in places where that has happened.
But critics, including city council leader Steve Morphew, have said Norwich is not comparable with market towns and turning off the lights after midnight in the city could lead to increased crime, or fear of crime.
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These are the streets in the north of Norwich where streetlights are due to be switched off after midnight:
Acland Mews; Albany Road; Alma Terrace; Anmer Close; Appleyard Crescent; Ardney Rise; Arminghall Close; Ash Grove; Audax Road; Aylesbury Close; Aylsham Way.
Bassingham Road; Baxter Court; Beaufort Close; Beech Drive; Bentley Way; Berners Close; Blackburn Road; Blackthorn Close; Blakes Court; Blickling Road; Blomefield Road; Blyth Road; Boardman Close; Bolingbroke Road; Boot Binders Road; Braeford Close; Brasier Road; Brightwell Road; Brockwell Court; Bryony Close; Burges Road; Bussey Road.
Capps Road; Catherine Wheel Opening; Catton View Court; Chamberlin Road; Chambers Road; Civic Gardens; Clabon First Close; Clabon Road; Clabon Second Close; Clabon Third Close; Clarke Road; Clickers Road; Clovelly Drive; Collins Court; Constitution Opening; Cossgrove Close; Curtis Road.
Dakin Road; Dalrymple Way; De Caux Road; Denton Road; Dogwood Road; Duff Road.
Fenn Crescent; Fiddle Wood Road; Finishers Road; Foster Road.
Galley Hill; Gamecock Close; Gateley Gardens; George Pope Close; George Winter Court; Glenmore Gardens; Gowing Court.
Half Mile Close; Half Mile Road; Hansard Close; Hansard Road; Harry Watson Court; Hartbee Road; Heath Road; Heyford Road; Hillmead; Hunter Road.
Knights Road. Lawson Road; Leonards Street; Lilburne Avenue; Lime Kiln Mews; Lintock Road; Long Row; Lorraine Gardens; Losinga Crescent.
Marshall Road; Massingham Road; Middleton Close; Mill Croft.
Oak Lane; Old Grove Court; Oulton Road; Oxnead Road
Palmer Close; Parr Road; Partridge Way; Pearcefield; Pembrey Close; Penn Grove; Pennyroyal; Pinder Close; Pinder Road.
Rackham Road; Rectory Court; Red Cottage Close; Rocelin Close; Rosebay Close; Rosebery Road; Rostwold Way; Rye Avenue; Rye Close.
Saint Edmunds Close; Sewell Road; Shipstone Road; Southerwood; Spencer Road; Spindle Road; Spynke Road; Starling Road; Stirling Road; Suckling Avenue; Suffield Court; Sunderland Close.
Tanager Close; Tansay Close; Taylors Buildings; Temple Road; Tillett Road; Tillett Road East; Traverse Street; Tremaine Close; Trilithorn Close.
Vale Green; Valpy Avenue; Vicarage Road.
Weston Road; Wheeler Road; Whitehouse Court; Whitethorn Close; Whitley Close; Wild Road; Woodruff Close; Woodward Road.