Money to burn?

I have been advised by the appointed contractors (Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald) that the street lights in Warren Road are being replaced.

I accept the merits of modern lighting being more energy efficient and presumably cheaper to run in these austere times. But I don’t understand the necessity to install new 12 -metre high lamp-posts within a few feet of the existing 12-metre high lamp posts to accommodate the new lights. Money to burn?

David Langley

Warren Road