Air quality on council agendaPublished Thursday 25 August 2016
Harborough District Council’s Executive will consider, on the 5 September 2016, the Air Quality Annual Status Report which sets out any monitoring results for the district over the previous year.
Harborough District Council’s Executive will consider, on the 5 September 2016, the Air Quality Annual Status Report which sets out any monitoring results carried out in the district over the previous year.
It also sets out any work undertaken to improve air quality or potential future actions – for example the impact of reducing speed limits or establishing an Air Quality Management Area to address any issues.
For several years the council has been monitoring pollution levels at different locations across the district and generally the air quality is good. However there are known issues in Lutterworth and an Air Quality Management Area has been in force since 2001.
Whilst the council has been monitoring air quality in Kibworth for some time, at the end of 2015, a new monitoring site was identified along the A6 in the village and early indications suggest that air quality in the local area may not meet nationally-set guidelines.
In light of this, further air quality monitoring is being carried out and a report will be considered by the Executive in Spring 2017 when there is sufficient data available to inform the next steps.
View the full report on the council’s website.
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