A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Road Improvement scheme

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A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Road Improvement scheme

Received 07 June 2021
From Mrs Julie Cox

Representation

Dust will be one of the most inevitable consequence of your roadworks. With the Gravel and crushed gravel and hard rock aggregates always contain a proportion of fines, and if the material is dry, a fairly heavy dust cloud can be raised when it is mobilized. The resulting dust can disturb both the population and the local environment. Excess dust production can be treated by a range of means such as watering so will you be actioning this? Or the use of alternative materials, and by using dust binders near houses. Will we be notified of dust levels; we are concerned for our parishioners who we know this could affect? traffic queues are likely to cause unsafe scenarios creating ‘rat-runs’. the fact we have a primary school located on the main road leaving the village with no speed restriction Suitable access for all including bikers, bridleways, walkers and disabled. Under Part I of the Land Compensation Act 1973 (‘the Act’), compensation can be claimed by people who own and also occupy property that has been reduced in value by more than £50 by physical factors caused by the use of a new or altered road. The physical factors are noise, vibration, smell, fumes, smoke and artificial lighting and the discharge on to the property of any solid or liquid substance. The cause of the physical factors must be the new or altered road in use. For example, if a road is altered, the noise and other adverse effects must arise from the traffic using the altered stretch of road. The most damaging effects of road construction is noise. Noise is defined as a sound that is undesirable to the listener. The level of the disturbance caused by sound will depend on its extent and intensity, and on the sensitivity of the persons affected. The Bung you have suggested is not suitable it is not stretching far enough; it will not stop the traffic noise. We will require either a far greater height than 3 meters as sound travels as the sound of sight. As this will be a continuous noise 24/7. We would consider Acoustic fencing but would have to be suitable to stop the noise of all vehicles. public transport, how will this be affected? Work taking place overnight will we be notified? A1 the new access to Kelpie Boat yard. how this will be screened from the village. My biggest concerns is what will be built around us after the construction. Petrol station, hotels and fast food chains. What are the plans for infill lands? When will we know off any land you plan to increase Roxton and local villages traffic visitation? Light pollution, will be lit up over the night time, how is this going to dealt with. How are you repaying the Roxton village residents with disruptions for 4/5 years. What grants that’s you have available to help compensate. Are you helping local groups, churches, sports and anyone effected by road closures when they occur.