§ Mr. David Howell
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he will complete his review of noise insulation and noise barrier needs to protect residents living adjacent to the A3 trunk road on the Ladymead to Hog's Back section.
§ Mr. Atkins
No review of noise insulation is being undertaken. I can agree to four of six noise barriers proposed as an interim solution pending the longer-term improvements to this section of the A3 recently announced. The case for two of these barriers nearest the A31 bridge is not made, but is being re-examined following the recent alterations to the A3 northbound carriageway. It is not possible to say yet when this re-examination will be completed.