Well that’s not true about Santa but HIghways England have confirmed after residents complained and signed an online petition on the Bristol council website as the sound recordings reached over 75 decibels ( sound familiar?)

Plan unveiled for Bristol M32 sound barrier

NOISE barriers are set to be built alongside a two-mile stretch of the M32 after complaints from nearby residents.

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition on the Bristol City Council website calling for steps to be taken to reduce noise pollution near junction 2 of the motorway at Eastville. Streets near the motorway in Stapleton are said to be particularly affected.

Highways England, which has responsibility for the main route into the city, says the barriers would be installed along a two-mile stretch of the motorway from Eastville towards the M4.

They would be up to 4 metres (13ft) tall.

Lead petitioner and Eastville ward Labour councillor Mhairi Threlfall said: “Traffic, air pollution and noise over the last 30 years have been noticeably increasing and affecting residents living near the M32.

“A survey conducted by DEFRA on noise pollution along the M32 shows that the noise can reach 75-plus decibels in many areas including the Duchess Estate, Bailey’s Mead, Barkleys Hill and Welsford Estate in Stapleton.

“Noise and air pollution create stress and health problems and make life very unpleasant for those affected.”

The petition, which closed to signatories last month, put forward several suggestions to alleviate the issue, including the introduction of sound barriers, resurfacing the motorway and increasing investment in sustainable transport options.

Read more: http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Plan-unveiled-Bristol-M32-sound-barrier/story-28414702-detail/story.html#ixzz3vKEABGXn

Perhaps we can get on Santa’s good list for presents?