Peterborough MP calls for solution to tackle A47 noise problem

Stewart Jackson

Stewart Jackson

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Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson has called for action to be taken to reduce noise problems for residents living near to the A47 in Longthorpe.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has identified the A47 near to Longthorpe as a noise hotspot.

But Mr Jackson said he was disappointed that while this section of A47 was identified as an area that requires work in the Roads Investment Strategy, it isn’t envisaged that any improvements will made for up to 5 years.

He said: “Over the last ten years, I have received the same complaints about noise from residents in Longthorpe about noise from the A47. Enough is enough – my residents have already been waiting too long for improvements that will reduce their noise problems.”

Mr Jackson is now is lobbying Ministers at the Department for Transport to ask that this section of the A47 is prioritised on Highways England’s noise mitigation programme.