Residents protesting against the noise coming from South Hook LNG have gone online in an attempt to get their voices heard.
The issue of noise at the site has been the subject of complaints from residents since LNG tankers started arriving in March 2009.
The South Hook LNG Noise group has now set up the website www.
southhooknoise.co.uk. According to the site’s homepage, its purpose is to “help locals identify what the noises are they can hear in their homes, their characteristics, and how to make a complaint”.
“We are dedicated to having a positive outcome to the noise issues, not only at South Hook LNG terminal, but also at other terminals worldwide which have the same issues with the Qatargas Q-Flex and Q-Max fleet.”
The site has had almost 800 hits since being established on May 12. It also provides contact details for the Pembrokeshire County Council port health team, and urges anyone with concerns to speak to their local MP or Assembly Member.
The group has also written to Milford Haven Town Council to inform them of its actions and ask for the council’s “continued support”.
A spokesman for South Hook LNG said it was aware that residents in the immediate vicinity still had concerns over ship noise.
“We are currently working closely with the ships operating company and the relevant local authorities to support the efforts being made to address the issue,” he said.
Mayor of Milford Haven, Councillor Eric Harries, said he understood South Hook was working to address concerns.
“South Hook LNG has proved very supportive of the community and I have no doubt the company will continue that support.
“I also understand that the issue will be placed on the agenda for the South Hook LNG community liaison committee.”
Councillor David Friend, who sits on the liaison committee with Cllr Harries and Cllr Mark Hawkins, said he endorsed the mayor’s comments.
Do you live close to the South Hook site? Is the noise still an issue? Do you think anything has been done about it since the matter was first raised?
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