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Street light on new estate has no cowl fitted -- it shines directly into our bedroom window and creates perpetual daylight in the room. This Tilbury Fields estate, developed by Persimmon, is currently the subject of a retrospective application for planning permission, since it was not built in accordance with its original permissions or conditions. There are manyvgrounds for the local Highway Authority to submit an objection to this application, of which this is just one.

Reported in the Street lighting category by Dick Wolff at 07:18, Sunday 3 February 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

The streetlight has been incorrectly installed by the developer within the curtilage of our property and without a cowl to shield the bedroom from invasive light. It has also been poorly installed such that the excavation for the cable has caused the pavement to sink, creating a semi-permanent puddle (ice sheet in winter).

Thank you for contacting Oxfordshire County Council Street lighting, unfortunately we are currently only available to respond to emergency situations which may have an impact on the health and safety of members of the public, these will be dealt with within a 24 hour period.
Reported faults will continue to be registered on our management system and these will be tackled in coming months.

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  • We have passed your comments to our road agreements team to raise with the developer as these units are not yet adopted/maintained by Oxfordshire County Council

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:05, Monday 4 February 2019

  • The street lights on this development are owned and maintained by Persimmon Homes North London office in Maidenhead. Their contact details can be found on the following link - https://www.persimmonhomes.com/ contact

    Posted anonymously at 16:25, Monday 4 February 2019

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