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Dear Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to enquire the following information relating to the installation and maintenance of street lights.

I would like to request:

1. Has the council installed any energy efficient street lighting in the last five years, such as replacing halogen bulbs with LED street lights?

2. If the council is in the process of installing any energy efficient street lighting, please confirm when the council started to do this and provide an estimate of when the council expects to have switched all street lights to energy efficient street lighting.

3. How much did the council spend on running, installing and maintaining street lighting under the council’s jurisdiction in 2015, 2016 and 2017?

4. How much does the council estimate they will spend on running, installing and maintaining street lighting under the council’s jurisdiction in 2018?

5. How many complaints were received in relation to new energy efficient street lighting, if any, during 2017?

6. Please estimate how much money the council currently saves following the installation of any energy efficient street lighting on a monthly and annual basis?

If the following questions do not fall under your jurisdiction, please can you provide the name of the organisation and contact details who manage street lighting within your designated territory.
Yours faithfully,

Tom Armstrong

Data Protection, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

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Thank you
Trafford Council

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Wise, Melissa, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Armstrong

 

Thank you for your email where you requested information regarding
installation and maintenance of street lights.

 

The information you requested is below.

 

1. Has the council installed any energy efficient street lighting in the
last five years, such as replacing halogen bulbs with LED street lights?

The Highway Authority for Trafford has delivered a street lighting LED
installation programme across circa 23,000 of the street lighting assets
within the Borough. The roll out of the LED installation project commenced
in April 2016 being substantially completed in June 2017. 

 

2. If the council is in the process of installing any energy efficient
street lighting, please confirm when the council started to do this and
provide an estimate of when the council expects to have switched all
street lights to energy efficient street lighting.

The delivery of the LED programme within the Trafford Borough is
referenced in the answer to Question 1.

The Highways Authority for Trafford is continuing to assess further roll
out of LED installations on those street lighting assets (circa 4000) that
were ‘out of scope’ of the original programme. 

 

3. How much did the council spend on running, installing and maintaining
street lighting under the council’s jurisdiction in 2015, 2016 and 2017?

2015/16 - 539K

2016/17 – 589K

In addition circa 8M expenditure on the LED installation programme during
the period April 2016 to June 2017.

 

4. How much does the council estimate they will spend on running,
installing and maintaining street lighting under the council’s
jurisdiction in 2018?

Provisional estimates are: 660K Capital Investment and 485K Revenue
Maintenance

 

5. How many complaints were received in relation to new energy efficient
street lighting, if any, during 2017?

During the period requested the Highway Authority received 31 complaints
in specific regards to the provision of LED street lighting.

 

6. Please estimate how much money the council currently saves following
the installation of any energy efficient street lighting on a monthly and
annual basis?

The annual energy saving per annum is approximately £1.150m with a revenue
maintenance cost saving of £100k.

 

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Kind Regards

Scovia

 

Scovia Nanyondo

PA to Richard Roe,

Director of Growth and Regulatory Services

Economic Growth, Environment and Infrastructure

Trafford Council

Trafford Town Hall

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Stretford

M32 0TH

 

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