Council seeks views on Air Quality Action Plan for Frodsham

12 May 2017

A draft Air Quality Action Plan has been produced for the Fluin Lane area of Frodsham and Cheshire West and Chester Council is seeking residents’ views on the proposals.

The Action Plan proposes a range of measures to improve air quality and the Council wishes to consult with the residents, businesses and other key stakeholders within and around Frodsham, in connection with the Fluin Lane Air Quality Management Area.

The consultation is now open and will run until Friday 28 July.

The Council has been monitoring air pollution levels in and around Frodsham and particularly Fluin Lane for a number of years.  An Air Quality Management Area was declared on 26 November 2015 due to elevated levels of the pollutant nitrogen dioxide at the Fluin Lane/A56 junction.

Monitoring results confirm that air quality in Frodsham complies with the national air quality objectives for a range of pollutants with the exception of a small area in the immediate vicinity of the Fluin Lane junction with the A56.   The main source of the pollution is traffic emissions and the council has been exploring measures to reduce these emissions. 

The Council’s Director of Place Operations, Maria Byrne said:  “The measures proposed in the Action Plan are designed to improve local air quality but there also potential for some of these measures to impact on local residents and businesses.  So, we want to know views on the proposed measures, as well as any additional suggestions for improving air quality at the Fluin Lane/A56 junction.

“I encourage everyone to view the documents online, to give us their views and consider how they can be part of the solution.”

Community engagement during the consultation will include letters to residents in the affected area, drop-in sessions, and liaison with local schools, Frodsham Town Council and ward members.

There are several ways to give your views on the Fluin Lane Air Quality Action Plan: Paper copies of the consultation documentation are available upon request by contacting the Environmental Protection Team by email or else by phone 0300 123 7038

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