A CEMEX environmental compliance team visited the noisy plant on Rufford Street on 9 September. They visited my flat and I wrote about it here. A full environmental report was promised in ‘three to four weeks’ but i haven’t heard anything yet. The Islington Gazette contacted me for the second time to follow-up on my intervention at a planning meeting in April about the noise caused by the plant and its impact on the Islington Triangle proposals. I put the Gazette off the first time they contacted me in July, but this time i filled them in on developments.
Some things have changed at the CEMEX plant on Rufford Street in the last few weeks. there appears to be a change in the pattern of tipping noise with less tipping before 0800. However there is still a substantial amount of reversing noise (mainly beepers and engines revving) from 0715 onwards. Lorries continue to sound their horns at each other. Only a fraction of the measures i set out here have been implemented. Even a slight change is promising after years of denial by RMC/CEMEX, but until residents and the Council see a report from CEMEX we won’t know if this noise pollution will relaly be tackled. A long way to go yet.