Noise reduction options for Wendover

7/2/2021 11:03:34 AM

Where: Wendover bypass A413

When:  October 2019 (Complete)

Summary: Very low noise surfacing (vLNS) was installed in October 2019 following a public consultation held earlier in the year, in which local residents overwhelmingly selected vLNS as the preferred option to reduce noise from the Wendover bypass and HS2 construction traffic.

Status: Complete

Next steps: N/A

Contact: Use our contact us form or call 01296 395 000

Background

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 are differing opinions from Wendover residents about this issue.

At the public consultation held between 30 Nov 2018 – 4 Jan 2019 local residents selected vLNS with an overwhelming majority.

Of the 750 valid responses the breakdown was as follows;

  • 47% (11 residents) selected Do Nothing.
  • 67% (50 residents) selected Noise Barriers, and
  • 33% (100 residents) selected Low noise Surfacing (LNS)
  • 53% (589 residents) selected Very Low Noise Surfacing (vLNS)

A key decision was taken by the Cabinet Member for Transport to progress with the installation of vLNS. Find out more about this report on our website.

 

Results

The project carried out noise monitoring which has shown a lowering of noise by over 5.2 decibels from the new surface.

 

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 10 - Wendover bypass resurfacing continues 25 October 2019
Bulletin 9 - Works on Wendover Bypass continue 18 October 2019
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

Wendover bypass 'quieter than expected' 16 December 2019
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

 

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