Light pollution in Bath and its rural fringes continues to worsen, as our Green Belt is eroded and with the proliferation of cheap to run blue-rich spectrum LED lights. Increased light spill and sky glow negatively affects landscape character and sense of place, and harms biodiversity. Given Bath’s dual World Heritage Site status and its situation on the edge of the Cotswold National Landscape (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) which is working towards Dark Sky Reserve status, we believe that with lighting moderation, reduced impact and best practice the City itself could work towards Dark Sky City status. Which would result in positive outcomes for wildlife, human health and wellbeing and the wider environment.
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