Noise reduction options for Wendover

Overview

Installation of very Low Noise Surfacing (vLNS) to reduce noise from the Wendover bypass/ HS2 construction traffic on the A413. This follows a public consultation held earlier this year. 

The surfacing option is due for completion at the end of October 2019.

 

About the project

In 2016, HS2 Ltd agreed to provide £1.51million to install noise barriers along the A413 Wendover bypass. The purpose of the barriers was to reduce noise from the bypass and HS2 construction traffic.

The offer from HS2 was made without prior local consultation and there were differing opinions from Wendover residents. This prompted a public consultation to be held.

 

Public consultation

A public consultation was held between 30 November 2018 and 4 January 2019.

Local residents selected very Low Noise Surfacing (vLNS) with an overwhelming majority of 79%.

Of the 750 valid responses:

  • 79% (589 residents) selected Very Low Noise Surfacing (vLNS)
  • 13% (100 residents) selected Low noise Surfacing (LNS)
  • 7% (50 residents) selected Noise Barriers 
  • 1% (11 residents) selected Do Nothing

Read the key decision taken by the Cabinet Member for Transport.

 

Current progress

The detailed design is now complete and a contractor has been appointed to complete the work. The programme has been confirmed and final arrangement being put in place.

 

Next steps

HS2 Ltd granted formal approval to amend Wendover Assurance 2727 from noise barriers to vLNS in June 2019, so delivery can now go ahead.

The installation of vLNS will take place between 20 September and 12 October 2019.

During installation, Wendover bypass will be closed at night between 7pm and 6am. It will also be closed for 24 hours over the weekends of:

  • 20 to 23 September
  • 12 to 13 October

Diversion routes will be signed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Documents

Noise report
Letter posted to all residents in Wendover village

Consultation boards

Introduction
Do Nothing summary
Noise Barriers summary
LNS summary
vLNS summary

 

Bulletins

Bulletin 8 - Weather causes further delay to Wendover Bypass resurfacing plans 11 October 2019
Bulletin 7 - Wendover bypass surfacing work continues 8 October 2019
Bulletin 6 - VLNS installation update 27 September 2019
Bulletin 5 - VLNS installation – weather disruption 25 September 2019
Bulletin 4 - Start of construction for Wendover Bypass 18 September 2019
Bulletin 3 - Correction: New date set for Wendover bypass VLNS installation 21 August 2019
Bulletin 3 - New date set for Wendover bypass VLNS installation 21 August 2019
Bulletin 2 - Noise Mitigation options for Wendover 12 February 2019
Bulletin 1 - Wendover Noise Option Consultation still open! 18 December 2018

 

Press releases

Weather rains on Wendover Bypass resurfacing plans (again) 11 October 2019
Wendover bypass surfacing work continues 8 October 2019
Wendover bypass surfacing starts on Friday 16 September 2019
New date set for Wendover bypass surfacing 16 August 2019
Date set for Wendover bypass very low noise surfacing 16 July 2019
Noise reduction options for Wendover village 23 November 2018

 

Contact

For any questions or queries:

Customer Services
Online: contact us form
Email: customerservices@buckscc.gov.uk
Telephone: 01296 395 000

 

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