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Noise Contour Map (Cardiff)

Volume 887: debated on Monday 3 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales when the noise contour map of Eastern Avenue, Cardiff, will be ready so that claims for compensation may be lodged under the Land Compensation Act 1973.

Provisional noise maps for this scheme are expected to be published this month. This should enable the determination of claims for compensation for injurious affection to proceed.

I welcome that answer. How soon can these claims be met? Will the Minister ensure that individuals who have moved house from the affected areas but still have valid claims are kept informed of their rights?

We are well aware of the interest of householders and those affected by this matter. Outstanding claims are a matter for the district valuer and the owners of the properties concerned. There have been difficulties in obtaining noise insulation agents, because of the refusal of local authorities to accept this work as agents of the Welsh Office, but we have overcome those difficulties by the appointment of the National Building Agency.