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Air your views on pollution control, says Council

21st April 2015

Three Rivers District Council has drafted a new Air Quality Action Plan to cover the next five years. The plan looks at the sources and health effects of air pollution in the district and at what further actions can be taken to monitor and reduce pollution levels.

Steps taken so far include the building of more cycle paths and footpaths as well as promoting the Green Deal among householders and businesses.

Proposals in the draft plan include:

  • Extending the London Low Emission Zone to include the home county areas within the M25.
  •  Reducing emissions from public transport.
  •  Changing freight lorry routes through the district.
  •  Increasing the monitoring of very fine particles (PM 2.5).
  •  Providing air quality forecasts for the district by text, website and smartphone app through www.airtext.info/

 The draft plan can be downloaded below.

Air Quality Action Plan Consultation 2015 (doc)

 Please tell us:

  • Does the plan go far enough?
  • What more could the Council do?
  • Do you have any ideas for inclusion?

 As well as environmentalists, the plan will be of interest to people suffering with asthma, other allergies and health conditions along with medical professionals and community leaders. Please email your comments to us here...

The deadline for responses is 13 May 2015.  Residents who are not online can ring 01923 776611 or send written comments to Three Rivers District Council, Northway, Rickmansworth, WD3 1RL.