Street lights in Essex could be turned off at night

Street lights could be turned off at night. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Street lights in Braintree and Chelmsford could soon be turned off for part of the night as Essex County Council decides on whether to expand its energy saving scheme.

It says non-essential lights would be switched off between midnight and 5am. A pilot scheme has been running in Maldon and Uttlesford since 2007.