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Noise reduction on the M40

The M40 runs through my constituency, and noise is one of the biggest areas of environmental complaint from communities living and working near the motorway. Highways England are committed to reducing environmental impact and improving the quality of life for local communities living within close proximity to our major A roads and motorways.The National Noise Programme, run by Highways England, aims to reduce noise levels for at least 1,150 Noise Important Areas by 2020, helping to deliver a better quality of […]

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M40 noise – no wonder people worry about HS2

Beth and I had the opportunity for an early walk this morning from West Wycombe to Lane End. The Chilterns were stunning, but we were reminded how intrusive M40 noise can be. This video gives an indication. The M40 Chiltern Environmental Group represent residents on this issue. The M40 emerged from our bypass so, unfortunately, it runs too close to too many homes. I’m reminded to pick the issue up once again and that, with this experience, it’s no wonder people worry […]

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M40 Chiltern Environmental Group

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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 […]

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