A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling

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A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling

Received 05 October 2018
From Alan Walton on behalf of Alan and Pamela Walton t/a Long Hazel Park

Representation

Long Hazel Park consists of a licensed holiday touring park and a holiday lodge park most of which is approved for residential lodges (mobile homes) for which it holds a full permanent residential licence E/90 from SSDC. This development is progressing. The Park, our home and existing tourism business plus the new development suffers from excessive and intrusive traffic noise pollution from the A303. We have put in place at our own expense some measures to comply with traffic noise pollution in part as a condition of planning. The proposed A303 improvement scheme makes no provision to mitigate this noise at present and it is mooted to increase which will negate the benefit of our measures. We have six lodge plots ready for siting and one holiday lodge all nearest to the A303 with all infrastructure in place. These sites are adversely effected by traffic noise which noise is said by Highways England to increase. This will further thwart our business development and cause heavy financial loss for which compensation will be sought if adequate traffic noise mitigation is not addressed. We have an Expert who is in communication with Highways England to obtain more information so as to enable him to put together a Report. We ask that we are allowed to address the Learned Inspector about these issues and with such Report to invite him or her to incorporate sufficient traffic noise reduction measures along our boundary with the A303 so we can develop these plots. We suggest a sound barrier/screening and quiet surfacing along the route within the area of Sparkford and towards Chapel Cross as well if possible. We ask that any elevated road section near to Sparkford are also screened to mitigate traffic noise.
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