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Improving air quality across district

Published Friday 21 September 2018

Views are being sought on an action plan to improve air quality in the Kibworths.

Generally the air quality in the district is good; however monitoring in the Kibworths during 2016 found levels of nitrogen dioxide which exceeded the annual mean air quality objective along a small section of the A6 Leicester Road.

As a result, an ‘air quality management area’ was declared by Harborough District Council and an action plan devised following feedback from the public.

This action plan has now been published with proposals to install an automatic air quality monitor to gather daily data, carry out traffic surveys, explore junction improvements, provide regular air quality updates to residents, and other measures.

Residents can have their say on the Council’s website at www.harborough.gov.uk/consultation as part of an eight-week consultation.

Alternatively two public drop-in sessions are being held at Kibworth Grammar School Hall, School Rd, Kibworth Beauchamp, on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 10am-4pm
  • Tuesday, 6 November 2018 - 10am-4pm

The Kibworths is the second air quality management area to be declared in the district after Lutterworth high street in 2001.

Cllr Phil King, ward councillor and deputy leader at the Council said: “I encourage as many local residents as possible to take part in the consultation or attend one of the drop-in sessions. I am particularly interested in the automatic air quality monitor which will provide daily readings and offer a great deal of clarity to the situation.”