Response to Draft Lighting Supplementary Planning Document

17 Feb 2023

The City Property Association (CPA) has responded to the City of London Corporation consultation on its draft Lighting Supplementary Planning Document (“Lighting SPD”). The CPA is supportive of the overall objectives of the Lighting SPD, which seeks to reduce energy consumption from commercial buildings.

In our response we welcomed the principles behind the SPD, helping the City to become a world class sustainable business hub and meet its net zero city target of 2040. The proposed measures also offer the opportunity to reduce visual pollution and ensure that lighting in the City is used in a more impactful and energy-efficient way, opening up public realm and supporting its Destination City programme.

However, we also made a number of recommendations, including creating an additional Lighting Outcome to support a thriving night-time economy.

Our detailed review and comments on the draft Lighting SPD have been prepared in collaboration with Gerald Eve and Equation Lighting, and can be viewed on the link below.

Read the full response

Read our other consultation responses

Read our response to the Pedestrian Priority Streets consultation here.

Read our response the the St Pauls Gyratory Consultation here.

Read our response to the Statement of Community Involvement (‘SCI’) and new Developer Engagement Guidance (‘DEG’) here.