National Highways has identified specific noise hotspots, or noise important areas (NIAs), alongside some of the country's road networks where noise is impacting people living close by.
To help reduce the noise levels in these areas, the Government has provided funding for the noise insulation scheme. The noise insulation scheme aims to provide acoustic glazing and ventilation to eligible properties affected by noise from National Highways' network.
National Highways in partnership with Evander have approached us and offered to replace windows in 7 council houses affected by noise from the A63.
The new replacement windows will provide better noise insulation than the current windows and will be more energy efficient. Evander will liaise with residents to arrange surveys.
Block 2 Bathurst Street (The Lodge)
We are also consulting with residents at Block 2 Bathurst Street (The Lodge) following a successful pilot to install secondary glazing.
This will involve an aluminium secondary frame installed behind the existing frame to all flats with windows on the front, right and left elevations of the building. Rear facing windows will not be eligible.