How noisy is your property?
You can click anywhere on the map below and you will see the expected peak noise level from HS2 based on our understanding of the current EKFB proposals for north Wendover. The shaded area shows where the peak noise exceeds 57.5dB, which is the limit that HS2 should keep below. The table below gives you an idea of what decibels mean in terms of everyday sounds.
This is based on the our understanding of the current EKFB proposals and the HS2 noise model, though we have concerns that this will underestimate the noise.
|10 dB||Normal breathing|
|20 dB||Rustling leaves, mosquito|
|40 dB||Stream, refrigerator humming|
|50-60 dB||Quiet office|
|50-65 dB||Normal conversation|
|70 dB||Vacuum cleaner, hair dryer|
|78 dB||Washing machine|
|80 dB||Garbage disposal, city traffic noise|