AVDC recognised for outstanding HS2 noise reduction

7 Nov 2017

Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) has been recognised twice in one week for outstanding effort
in reducing the impact of noise and vibration from the construction and operation of HS2. The AVDC
Regulatory Services team was presented with the Noise Abatement Society’s John Connell Local
Authority Award 2017 and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) award for
Outstanding Environmental Health Team 2017. These awards mark over three years of negotiation to
secure the best outcomes for Aylesbury Vale residents.

AVDC, in partnership with Chiltern District Council and the London Borough of Camden, coordinate
the HS2 Local Authority Noise Consortium (LANC). Representing the 15 local authorities affected by
phase 1 of the HS2 line, the LANC team worked together to secure improvements on noise levels for
affected communities along the route.

Councillor Sir Beville Stanier Bt, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste commented: “The team
has worked tirelessly to secure better noise outcomes for our residents and other residents affected
by HS2. This award reflects the effort, tenacity, commitment and negotiation skills of our officers who
have worked hard to secure a more positive result for our communities.”

He added: “AVDC will be looking to replicate the partnership approach on future large scale projects
to continue to protect quality of life for Vale residents.”

Anne Godfrey, Chief Executive, CIEH said: “Environmental health professionals are often unseen and
unheard, despite doing some of the most important jobs which help businesses grow and improve
and protect people’s health, safety and wellbeing.

“CIEH Awards are presented to those professionals who have really made a positive difference for
the benefit of people, communities, and local businesses, and I would like to congratulate all of our
winners for their wonderful work.”

* Photo credit Andrew Dunsmore.

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