£20,000 for design of Solar Sound Barrier agreed
Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet have approved up to £20,000 being spent on designs for “Solar Sound Barrier”.
Cllr Dale Heenan, “A cross party Working Group was established to develop a business case for a solar sound barrier along the A419 road, and in order to continue progress, specialist external expertise is needed to demonstrate this idea is viable and can be implemented.
The work so far has shown that the scheme is possible, but now we need the experts to crunch the numbers, work up a viable design and put forward a fully costed recommendation on how we move forward.
The money is coming from the Council’s Corporate Contingency Fund is being used, so this doesn’t affect any Council service.”