Essex Highways, Safer, Greener, Healthier

Street Light Relocations

Essex Highway Solutions offer a street light relocation service

The cost of relocating a street light

Before contacting us, the table below shows an indicative cost and timescale to do the work based on historic data. 

Distance of relocation Historic cost Timescale for delivery
Up to 2.0m from existing location Approximately £2500 - £3000 Approximately 16 to 18 weeks from receipt of full payment
From 2.0m to 4.0m from existing location Approximately £3000 - £4000
To move a column 4.0m plus from existing location Bespoke quote required
Relocation of non-standard Column Bespoke quote and timeframe required  

Please note that these are only estimates to give an indication of likely costs before you proceed. It must be noted that these estimated costs do not include for any additional requirements that an individual site may require.

An additional requirement may involve;

  • A bespoke column i.e. in a conservation area
  • Working restrictions i.e. working near a school or if there are any specific environmental restrictions 
  • The electrical supply network needs altering or upgrading.

Initial Assesment Fee

The initial assessment fee of £250 (plus VAT) allows us to investigate to determine if relocation is feasible, prepare a detailed brief proposal and supply a fixed cost for your approval. Please note: This fee is non-refundable.

This payment does not guarantee approval of your request or that the lamp column is eligible for re-location. We always endeavour to provide a suitable alternative although sometimes this may not be possible.

Full payment is required before we are able to programme works.

How to apply

Should you wish to proceed then please complete the Initial Enquiry Form and send it to us advising of any set timescales you may have.

If this is as part of a vehicle crossing application, please provide us with evidence that your crossing has been approved.

Appointing your own contractor

You may wish to appoint your own contractor to relocate a street light, but you will still need approval from the Highway Authority. If you choose to do this, please contact our Development Management team by email or for more information please see the development management page.