Well-lit Highways, the code of practice for highway lighting management, says that an authority's policy in relation to the provision of its public lighting service should be clearly stated and should cover all the organisation and services involved.
The UKLB has recently published a Lighting Policy ‘framework’ to assist lighting authorities by providing a reference to consider when formulating a formal lighting Policy for the first time, or when revising an existing policy. The advice is that a policy document should be a high level, non technical statement of the authorities overall objectives for the street lighting service. The policy may then be supplemented by other more technical documents relating to lighting standards, operational standards and lifecycle planning.
The framework is available as a free download below and was drafted to complement the Guide to development of lighting policy (TR24) available from the Institution of Lighting Professionals.