Mark submitted a written parliamentary question to ask the Transport Ministers what steps they are taking to reduced noise pollution from motor vehicles in urban areas.
Rachel Maclean, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, responded as follows:
In 2015 the Department for Transport worked with other Government departments, the Freight Transport Association (now Logistics UK), and the Noise Abatement Society to produce guidance on good practice for quiet deliveries. The published guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/quiet-deliveries-demonstration-scheme.
Regulations governing the maximum sound level of goods vehicles are harmonised at an international level and require new vehicles to demonstrate compliance before being placed on the market. Reductions in the maximum sound limit will apply to new vehicles being registered from July 2022 with a further reduction planned for July 2026.