Street lighting

Street lighting in Northamptonshire is managed by a Street Lighting Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract with Balfour Beatty.

Report a faulty street light

To report a fault with a street light please contact Balfour Beatty directly using the link below:

Report a faulty street light

New street lights for Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire’s streets, where lighting is provided, have been lit to a Europe-wide standard which requires the highway to be lit to a uniform level. It is this requirement for even illumination which governed the number and location of street lighting columns. Columns have been located where they will best light the highway and achieve the uniformity of illumination required.   

Generally, the county council will only light a road or path if the maintenance of its structure is Highway Authority responsibility and it has been designated as lit.

Who else provides street lighting?

Street lighting is also provided by parish and town councils, borough and district councils and Highways England (for trunk roads and motorways). Some street lighting is also owned and maintained by developers and private owners. To check whether Northamptonshire County Council is responsible for a particular light, please visit our interactive mapping web page.

Map with street lighting layer