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M25 Noise Pollution

We the undersigned petition the council to coordinate with Mole Valley DC, Surrey CC, Crispin Blunt MP, Paul Beresford MP & Chris Grayling MP and write to Highways England highlighting Residents’ concerns about Noise Pollution from the M25, specifically referencing Motorway resurfacing of the atypical concrete slabs installed between M25 Junctions 8-9 and requesting additional man-made sound barriers and tree planting along this section of motorway to protect Residents. We also call on Reigate & Banstead Council to consider how it can combat noise pollution from roads directly via planning policy or other powers under its control.

According to EEA Report No 10/2014 Noise pollution is a growing environmental concern. The adverse effects can be found in the well-being of exposed human populations, in the health and distribution of wildlife, in the abilities of our children to learn properly at school and in the high economic price society must pay because of noise pollution.
Highways England is responsible for the M25 Motorway and has recently pledged to reduce noise pollution. It has announced it will take steps to cut noise levels in more than 1,000 areas close to motorways and large A-roads by 2020. Furthermore, the organisation says it has adopted the policy of installing quieter road surfaces wherever possible.

This ePetition runs from 14/08/2019 to 09/10/2019.

500 people have signed this ePetition.