Extensive floodlighting of agricultural fields 314940 & 314941
and the 'Light Trespass' nuisance caused to neighbours

Correspondence

7th Feb 2021: Verbally asked for floodlights to be adjusted
26th Feb 2021: First letter asking for floodlights to be adjusted
8th Mar 2021: Second letter asking for floodlight to be adjusted

Photographic Record

View from Ash Cottage looking west directly into glare from Hollyholme floodlights

Hollyholme floodlights shown shining directly in through Ash Cottage west facing bathroom window. After dark, if floodlights are lit, you can go to the toilet without having to turn on the bathroom light

Hollyholme floodlights shown shining directly in through Ash Cottage west facing bathroom window. After dark, if floodlights are lit, you can go to the toilet without having to turn on the bathroom light

Looking out through open upstairs window. We have had to resort to using a sheet of plywood as a blackout blind

Hollyholme floodlights shown shining directly and brightly onto Ash Cottage west elevation. When illuminated, Hollyholme's floodlights shine directly in through all 4 of Ash Cottage's west facing windows. They are so bright that you can read a newspaper by their light

Agricultural fields 314941 and 314940 looking west from SW corner of Ash Cottage land, adjacent to Greeba river bank. Photo included to illustrate the extent of floodlighting from Hollyholme

Hollyholme floodlights shown shining directly in through Ash Cottage west facing hallway window and onto dining room wall. They are so bright you can literally read a newspaper by their light

From SW corner of Ash Cottage land, adjacent to Greeba river bank. Showing agricultural field 314940 & full length of Ash Cottage western property boundary fence and hedge to illustrate the extent of floodlighting from Hollyholme

Hollyholme floodlights shown brightly illuminating west elevations of all of Ash Cottage out buildings

Greeba block plan

Letter 1: Hand delivered 26th February 2021

26th February 2021

Mr & Mrs D Cowley
Hollyholme
Greeba
IM42DU

Dear Mr & Mrs Cowley,

You have a right to illuminate your own property. We are respectfully asking you to stop floodlighting ours against our wishes. To fully grasp the extent of the nuisance that your floodights are causing to your neighbours, please review the photographs posted online at www.greeba.co.uk.

As we discussed with you a couple of weeks ago, we think the problem could be solved with the following minor adjustments to 2 of your 5 floodlights:

1) The floodlight mounted on your fence: Please adjust the angle to point it directly downwards at the ground so it no longer shines in our direction.

2) The floodlight mounted on the corner bracket on your house: Please adjust the angle to point it directly downwards at the ground. So it no longer shines in our direction.

Derek told us on 7th February that he would make both of the adjustments listed here. We'd be grateful if you would make them as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

P. Cowin & S. Regan
Ash Cottage
Greeba
IM4 2DU

Letter 2: Posted 8th March 2021

26th February 2021

Mr & Mrs D Cowley
Hollyholme
Greeba
IM42DU

Dear Mr & Mrs Cowley,

Derek told us on 7th February that he would make both of the adjustments listed here. Thank you for making the first one. Please make the second one as soon as possible.

1) The floodlight mounted on your fence: Please adjust the angle to point it directly downwards at the ground so it no longer shines in our direction.
Thank you.

2) The floodlight mounted on the corner bracket on your house: Please adjust the angle to point it directly downwards at the ground. So it no longer shines in our direction.

We are not objecting to you floodlighting your own property. We are respectfully asking you to stop floodlighting ours against our wishes.

To fully grasp the extent of the nuisance that your floodlights are causing to your neighbours, please review the photographs posted online at www.greeba.co.uk.

Yours sincerely,

P. Cowin & S. Regan
Ash Cottage
Greeba
IM4 2DU