10m emergency lighting column approved for air ambulance night landings in Stockland

East Devon District Council has approved a planning application for lighting that will make it easier for the Devon Air Ambulance to land at night in Stockland.

The parish council sought approval for the installation of a 10m high emergency lighting column topped with two 140w LED luminaires at the recreation ground in the village.

The air ambulance is seeking to develop a network of night landing facilities in local communities – now that it has secured funding for night-time flying.

Granting the application, the district council said the column should only be used for lighting in conjunction with emergency air ambulance landings and be operated during an identified emergency on behalf of the air ambulance service.

The column will only be allowed to be illuminated ‘for the period of time required to deliver the emergency service’.

A similar application has also been approved for Upottery.

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