Written Question on Motorways: Noise

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Date Title Questioner
16 Nov 2017, 2:21 p.m. Helen Whately (Conservative - Faversham and Mid Kent) Helen Whately (Conservative - Faversham and Mid Kent)

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which parts of the motorway network his Department defines as noise important areas; when Junctions 6 to 9 of the M20 were last assessed to establish whether noise exceeded the levels of the Environmental Noise (England) Regulations 2006; and how noise levels between Junctions 6 to 9 of the M20 compare to such levels on other parts of the motorway network.

Answered by Jesse Norman - Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)

Noise important areas are defined by the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs, under the Environmental Noise (England) Regulations 2006. There are 13 noise important areas between junctions 6 and 9 of the M20. There are no noise levels defined in these Regulations so it is not possible to state how many areas are in exceedance, but noise levels along this stretch of motorway are broadly similar to other parts of the motorway network with similar levels of traffic flow.


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