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Lack of screening allowing significant noise penetration into Chalton Village

Reported via desktop in the Vegetation (grass/hedges/trees) category anonymously at 17:16, Wednesday

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

In 2017 Chalton Parish Council complained that the removal of mature trees and green infrastructure for the construction of the hard shoulder running had opened Chalton village to a significant levels of noise from this section of the M1. Following complaints Highways England planted a row of trees which should in time have offered both visual screening and noise attenuation.

Unfortunately many of the trees have not made the growth that would have been expected or are either dead or broken. The Parish Council continue to receive complaints about excessive noise from the motorway particularly as the level of traffic is increasing. What can National Highways do to ameliorate the high levels of noise we now suffer?

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  • Thank you for your report concerning noise from the M1.

    We have passed your report on to the relevant department who will investigate your concerns. In the future could you please report issues such as this to our Customer Contact Centre as this reporting tool is designed for defects such as a broken sign or barrier, litter, overgrown vegetation or potholes.

    Our Customer Contact Centre, available 24 hours a day at:

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    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted anonymously at 10:05, Thursday

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