I have now had an answer from government to my requests for better noise reduction measures on the M4 to protect constituents close to the motorway. I have been seeking noise reducing surface materials when the motorway is resurfaced, and more sound barrier.
“DEFRA identified seven important areas (noise hot spots) between junction 10 and junction 12 of the M4 motorway. The Noise Action Plans for these important areas propose low noise surfacing as the mitigation strategy. We will use low noise surfacing to resurface lanes one and four of the project.
In addition we will provide two short stretches of additional noise barrier between junction 10 and junction 12. These are located where the motorway passes over Mill Lane near Sindlesham.”
This is welcome progress. I will keep up the pressure for early and sufficient use of noise reducing materials and barriers.