Petition handed to Lincolnshire County Council over ‘noisy’ bypass


Concerns over increased noise level since the resurfacing of the A158 bypass at Burgh le Marsh have been raised in a petition to Lincolnshire County Council.

Brian Dinsdale handed the 
petition to the authority at its full council meeting earlier this month saying that a number of residents along the road had been affected by increased noise from the new surface.

Mr Dinsdale said he and his wife had been worst hit by the resurfacing as they live next to the road and own a holiday home business nearby.

He said they had been unable to sell caravans since the increase in noise.

Mr Dinsdale said he had contacted several other county councils who had told him they no longer used surface-type which had been laid at Burgh because of ‘increased noise’ and compensation claims.

He said: “Our homes, our business, our lives are blighted by this noise. All the investment we’ve made, now seems to have been wasted.”

Chairman of the council Coun Bill Aron accepted the petition and told the meeting it would be passed to the executive councillor for highways, transport and IT Richard Davies.

The Standard reported back in October that residents had raised concerns about the noise.

Following the meeting Richard Wills, executive director for environment and economy, said: “We are aware of the situation and will be considering the implications of the complaints raised in the petition.

“We have also undertaken a noise survey, with the results currently being analysed.”