Stockton council planning £14m streetlight overhaul

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A Teesside council is planning to spend £14m on upgrading streetlights in an attempt to save money on energy costs.

Members of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's cabinet will be asked on Thursday to approve proposals to invest in its 28,000 lights.

The authority spends more than £1.5m per year on running its network.

A report suggests the £14m outlay to overhaul the lights and columns could be recouped in about eight years due to improved energy efficiency.

If the streetlight plans are approved, every lantern would be renewed with an LED bulb and all columns older than 25 years would be replaced.

The council is cutting hundreds of jobs as it attempts to make savings of about £18m by 2017.

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