Air Quality

Osterley and Wyke Green Residents' Association made this Freedom of Information request to Hounslow Borough Council This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

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Osterley and Wyke Green Residents' Association

Dear Hounslow Borough Council,

We are writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) to request any and all recorded documents and correspondence within the London Borough of Hounslow, including the Department of Environment, Culture & Customer Services, and between the London Borough of Hounslow, their appointed consultants and specialists, including TetraTech, and Berkeley Group and their appointed specialists on Air Quality and those responsible for producing the Developer's Environmental Statement.

Please may you provide us with:

Planning applications P/2020/3099 and P/2020/3100

Item A:
Air Quality readings at all Receptors commissioned by L B Hounslow.

a. Identify Receptors' locations across the Borough. Highlight Receptors near the proposed two developments on the Tesco and Homebase sites

b. Provide actual Air Quality data from Receptors and not Defra Pollution maps

b. Provide Annual Mean readings at each Receptor from date of its installation to present.

c. Provide Annual Mean Readings used to establish the Baseline Air Quality for the following pollutants:

· ii) Particulate matter (PM 10)

· iii) Fine particulate matter (PM2.5)

· iiii) Ammonia (NH3)

· iiv) Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

·v v) ) Sulphur dioxide (SO2)

· vi) Non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs)

d. Identify locations of recommended extra Receptors.

e. Identify locations where Defra Pollution maps were used in the Environmental Statement.

Item B:
Hounslow's evaluation of the Developer's Environmental Statement on Air Quality:

a. Modelling of Air Quality: clarification on period of coverage (next 10 years?)

b. Identify the assumptions made in the Model for Air Quality, in respect of:

- Vehicular traffic and emissions associated with the construction and the subsequent servicing of the two large sites

- Increase in school traffic

- Increase in local and regional air temperatures, as result of Climate Change

- Increase in traffic due to anticipated closures of bridges in London.

- Increase in vehicular traffic associated with the future Third Runway at Heathrow.

c. Identify quantitatively the worst and best case scenarios for Air Quality with justification about which is likely to apply

d. Provide evidence to substantiate the statement that the long term and cumulative impact on Air Quality is considered Negligible and not Significant

We understand that under the Act we are entitled to a response within 20 working days of your receipt of this request. Some parts of the request may be easier to answer than others. Should this be the case, we request that you release that information as soon as possible. If our request is denied in whole or in part, we ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. We will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. We reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.
We would prefer to receive the information electronically.

If you require any clarification, we expect you to contact us under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance if you find any aspect of this FOI request problematic.

We look forward to receiving the information in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Osterley and Wyke Green Residents' Association

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Dear Osterley and Wyke Green Residents Association,

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Osterley and Wyke Green Residents' Association

Dear Freedom of Information,

The response to our request has been delayed. By law, the authority should normally have responded promptly and by 16 June 2021.

Can we please request that this is looked into urgently.

Yours sincerely,

Osterley and Wyke Green Residents' Association

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Dear Osterley and Wyke Green Residents' Association,

 

Please find attached response to your Freedom of Information request –
FIR005579.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Kamaljit | Customer Relations Officer

2^nd Floor, Hounslow House

London Borough of Hounslow

Office: 020 8583 5211

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