On 30 April 2022, the Transport Secretary wrote to all MPs in England and Wales regarding the Department for Transport’s plans for roadside trials of noise camera technology, highlighting the opportunity for Surrey Heath to get involved.
Following discussions with the Borough Commander of Surrey Heath and with Surrey County Council, Michael nominated a stretch of the A331 in Camberley, between the junction at the M3 and the Meadows roundabout/A30 London Road, for the noise camera trial. Michael felt that this stretch of road would benefit greatly from noise cameras, as a number of residents in this area are kept awake at night owing to excessively noisy vehicles.
Michael wrote again to the Transport Secretary on 16 August 2022 to request an update on the progress of his nomination. He received a response on 2 September, attached below, explaining that applications are still being reviewed.
On 19 October 2022, Michael received a further update from Katherine Fletcher MP, Ministers for Roads and Regions, which is attached below. Unfortunately, Michael’s application has not been selected for the next stage of the trials, but he very much hopes that if the trials prove to be successful, noise cameras may be considered for wider rollout. If so, he will campaign for their use on the A331.