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Motorway Noise (Double Glazing)

Volume 116: debated on Tuesday 12 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what are his current criteria for determining whether householders living near a new stretch of motorway are eligible for double glazing; and if he will make a statement.

The criteria applying to dwellings near a new motorway are those in the Noise Insulation Regulations 1975. Regulation 3 requires that traffic noise at a facade of a property shall rise by at least ldB(A) to 68dB(A) or more and that noise from the new highway shall contribute at least IdB(A) to the overall increase.I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of a booklet which explains the position in more detail.