I had the pleasure today of meeting Ken Edwards, Peter Jennings and Michael Diggins of the M40 Chiltern Environmental Group. We explored the history of the M40, the problem and potential avenues to explore within today’s tight financial situation.
Living very near the M40 in Daws Hill, I have every sympathy with the Group’s objectives. The following chart is a noise report for my area:
Note that noise levels are for the most part above 65 dBA, which would be a reasonable level under European standards. I understand 25-30,000 people live within 300m of the motorway between junctions 3 and 8 and therefore suffer the noise. For many people, the noise is far worse than this.
Certainly a situation to be pursued actively!