MP secures debate on Motorway Noise

Gavin Williamson MP for South Staffordshire has secured a debate in Parliament on reducing road noise on the M54 motorway at 1:30pm on Tuesday 17th January.  This follows concerns raised by residents following the approval of the new Jaguar Land Rover factory on the i54 business park. 

Gavin Williamson had applied to the Speaker of the House of Commons to ask for a debate to see if he could put pressure on the Government to look at options to reduce noise on the M54 motorway.  The debate will be held in Westminster Hall.

Commenting on this Gavin Williamson MP said:

‘I would like the Government and the Highways Agency to explore options to reduce the noise that emanates from the M54 motorway.  This could include noise reduction barriers, additional planting along the M54 but more importantly asking them to consider putting a low noise surface on the M54.  I know that this is a matter that is not just of concern to my constituents but for many in Staffordshire and Shropshire and it is my hope that I can put pressure on the Government to look at different options and I hope that they can offer a commitment to look into what action that they can take on this issue’. 

Since being elected in May 2010 Gavin has campaigned for the preservation of the greenbelt and has fought hard for environmental issues in the area.  Gavin believes that as MP for South Staffordshire he represents some of the most beautiful countryside in the country but as a Member of Parliament for South Staffordshire he is going to fight to ensure that it stays this way.