Interesting story in The Telegraph today as complaints about noise and noisy neighbours have reached unprecedented levels as Britain becomes an overcrowded and fractious nation, according to an official report published today.
"In urban areas homes are increasingly smaller and built at higher density
So many people are having to live cheek by jowl, especially in large cities, that noise pollution is a blight on many lives, it says.
"Today's report, a major study of social trends by the Office for National Statistics, says complaints about building sites and roadworks - up from 31,800 in 1994 to 66,780 in 2004-05 - are hardly surprising given the level of construction work in major cities, particularly London.
There is also an unprecedented number of roadworks, and the proliferation of cable television firms has aggravated a perennial problem with 500,000 holes dug by utility companies in London alone.
Which reminds me, what on earth is going on out towards the St Nicholas roundabout with the main road into Thanet effectively "Cut-off" from London by the roadworks. I don't doubt it's a KCC issue but I'm trying to find out how long the road crew will be digging small holes in a big dual carriageway and inconveniencing thousands of Thanet residents trying to get home.