Council to monitor scrapyard noise

PUBLISHED: 11:57 29 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:43 06 May 2010

A COUNCIL has said it is in talks with two companies about noise problems emanating from their scrapyard. North Hertfordshire District Council has said it has been established that noise is a problem from the railway sidings at Hitchin railway station. Th

A COUNCIL has said it is in talks with two companies about noise problems emanating from their scrapyard.

North Hertfordshire District Council has said it has been established that noise is a problem from the railway sidings at Hitchin railway station.

The sidings are used as a scrapyard by H Williams and Sons and Cemex, a producer of cement, ready-mix concrete and aggregates.

A council spokesman said further monitoring is to be carried out to establish the true impact noise is having on residents, and that the council's environmental protection manager is working with the Environment Agency to discuss with the companies a way of reducing noise impact.


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