THE ROLL out of a scheme to convert 4000 street lights to LED technology in the Vale will begin in Penarth.

It is due to start in the next few weeks and be completed by the end of the year with the aim of covering every residential street.

Investing in LED lanterns for standard lighting in residential streets represents the latest stage of the local authority’s £1.3 million street lighting strategy and the council hopes it will bring further energy savings and reduce C02 emissions for the Vale of Glamorgan.

Once installed the LED lanterns will be exempt from part-night lighting and will therefore remain on throughout the night.

Penarth will be the first area to receive LED lighting and the roll out will then progress westwards across the Vale.

Details of the installation programme will be made available before the installation begins.

Cllr Peter King, cabinet member for building services, highways and transportation said: "I am pleased to announce this significant investment from the council in residential street lighting which will reduce the council’s energy costs and carbon emissions."

A further phase to convert ‘non-standard’ lanterns to LED will begin later in 2017.