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St Alban City Station

Residents of St Albans, Hertforshire, a city just a little north of London, won their fight regarding the issue of serious light pollution with developers of the recently renovated St Albans City Station car park. The problem started over a year ago when the car park was lighted so brightly they kept residents awake at night and harmed a surrounding conservation area.

After the St Albans District Council denied the developer’s plans to correct the lighting, a planning inspector approved shorter, hooded lamp posts which are in the process of being installed now. The developer is Linden Homes.

St Albans is the oldest city in Hertfordshire with a 2000 year history of human habitation. The St Albans City Park was built by Midland Railway in 1868 and is located 0.5 miles east of the city center.

The photo above, was taken by 20EMCA (Flickr) on July 22, 2010 where you can see the very high lights that were originally installed.