Council-led HS2 campaign group picks up award


Published by the Mix96 News Team at 11:25am 2nd November 2017.

A campaign group, headed-up by Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils, has picked up an award.

The HS2LANC Local Authorities Noise Consortium, representing 15 local authorities, have won an award for their work on behalf of the communities affected the HS2 Rail project.

The Noise Abatement Society's 2017 John Connell Awards ceremony, dubbed the 'Noise Oscars', was held at the Palace of Westminster on Tuesday 31 October, hosted by Damian Collins MP for Folkestone and Hythe.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defra Therese Coffey presented the award.

The John Connell Local Authority Award recognises services, campaigns and programmes that are shining examples of community cooperation, education and creative solutions to solving noise pollution problems.

It recognises that controlling excessive and unwanted noise in the community is one of the many tough responsibilities of Environmental Health Officers.

Local Authorities are continually challenged to demonstrate imaginative and sustainable initiatives in the management of noise issues.

The HS2LANC the Local Authorities Noise Consortium collaborated to check and challenge the hybrid bill on behalf of the communities affected by the planned construction and operation of HS2 Phase 1, the high speed railway from London to Birmingham.

Gloria Elliott, Noise Abatement Society Chief Executive, said:

"NAS salutes this very worthy winner of the John Connell Local Authority Award - a shining example of how, speaking with one strong voice, these fifteen Council Environmental Protection teams found a successful way of working together to deliver significant improvements to the noise mitigation measures within the Environmental Submission for HS2."

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