There is no consistent policy for preventing light pollution across Cumbria. Responsibility is scattered amongst many different local authorities, councils and statutory bodies. The night sky environment does not follow administrative lines on the ground!

The Dark Skies of Cumbria are a critical resource which needs conserving for ourselves and for future generations to enjoy.

Please use this policy to guide policies and decisions on lighting, whether with new buildings or facilities, or if adding or changing existing lighting.

Dark Skies Lighting Policy June 2020 (pdf)