Today CEMEX sent an environmental compliance team and an acoustic consultant to the Rufford Street site following the persistent noise complaints made by residents and the Council. They took some measurements from my flat while loads of aggregate were being tipped. We were not able to reproduce the peak noise – it appears that the noise peak may occur when the hoppers are empty – about five deliveries had taken place this morning prior to the tests so the huge noise did not happen when the acoustic consultant was in my flat. We went through all the issues in some detail. I handed over a list of short and long term measures that should be taken. Download cemex_palliative_and_structural_noise_reduction_measures.doc
It was a constructive and apparently helpful exchange. A new management team has just been installed in the decrepit Rufford Street site – they can’t make it any worse. You can find some of the history in the CEMEX category in the borders to the left of this post. We shall have to wait another 3-4 weeks for a formal environmental report and response. However i got the impression that we should see some changes before then. So apparently positive overall but the proof of the pudding is in the eating…..