Problems of noise
I have previously reported on Network Rail's upgrade of the Great Northern Great Eastern line.
I now see Stephen Phillips QC MP has sought a debate in the House of Commons to highlight the significant problems encountered by many residents who live close to the 'improved' line. He should be commended for highlighting this issue... and I hope there will be a positive outcome for those people inconvenienced by the upgrade.
Even though our cottage is situated half a mile (approx. 0.8 km) away from the upgraded rail line, we have noticed increased noise in the village. Prior to the upgrade, it was only on a rare occasion we heard rail traffic... now it is frequent.
It must be very troublesome for those residents whose properties actually back on to the line and they deserve some compensation for the inconvenience and possible reduction in value of their asset and lifestyle.
Upcoming Business - Commons: Debate in Westminster Hall (5 May 2016)
Compensation for residents affected by the upgrade of the Great Northern Great Eastern railway line - Stephen Phillips.
Parliamentary debate 5/5/16: Compensation for residents affected by the upgrade of the Great Northern Great Eastern railway line
This is a short overview of the issues that may be discussed in the debate in Westminster Hall on 5 May 2016 between 1.30 and 3.00pm.
Coverage of the meeting
Meeting started at 1.30pm, ended 4.24pm