Welcome for noise reduction barriers

Blackheath Westcombe's Conservative Councillor Geoff Brighty has welcomed the Transport for London decision to provide noise reduction barriers along the A102 on Siebert Road and Westcombe Hill.

Residents and Ward Councillors have been urging TfL to take action for several years and TfL have now agreed but, so far, only as part of the Silvertown Tunnel project which has yet to be agreed.

The cost of the noise reduction scheme is expected to be around £1 million.

Geoff said: "This is very welcome news and I am really pleased that TfL has responded positively. We have been pressing for this for some time and TfL now clearly acknowledge the problem that residents have with traffic noise. If Silvertown goes ahead there is likely to be a legal agreement between TfL and Greenwich Council that the noise reduction mitigation measures will be put in. The question though remains - what will happen if the Silvertown Tunnel does not get the go-ahead - residents really need the issue addressed whether or not the new river crossing materialises."