Air quality management plan.

Alan G Brocklehurst made this Freedom of Information request to Forest Heath District Council

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Alan G Brocklehurst

Dear Forest Heath District Council,
I wish to make a freedom of information request regarding readings and measures taken by Forest Heath District Council regarding air pollution.

Public Health England released figures stating that in 2010 thousands of people died as a direct result of pollution in the air. As such I would like the following information.

Details of the local air quality management plan

Any areas where nitrogen dioxide have been recorded as unsafe, in particular areas in and around the A1065 London Rd and High St Brandon, both before the A11 dualling and after.

Please also provide any readings for the 3 main town centre traffic routes of Newmarket, Mildenhall and Brandon

Yours faithfully,

Alan G Brocklehurst

prs.support, Forest Heath District Council

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Dear Mr Brocklehurst

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request received in this office
on 18 January 

 

St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Forest Heath District Council are
working together to share services across West Suffolk with all staff
working across both Councils' boundaries. 

 

Your request is receiving our attention and a single response in respect
of both authorities will be sent to you within the next 20 working days.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Co-Ordinator

 

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Boby, Linda, Forest Heath District Council

Dear Mr Brocklehurst

 

I refer to your request for information dated the 18 January 2017. 

 

As you may be aware, St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Forest Heath
District Council are working together under the banner West Suffolk to
provide a shared service across the boundaries of both authorities.  This
response is sent on behalf of the West Suffolk councils.

 

Request

           

I wish to make a freedom of information request regarding readings and
measures taken by Forest Heath District Council regarding air pollution.

 

Public Health England released figures stating that in 2010 thousands of
people died as a direct result of pollution in the air. As such I would
like the following information.

 

Details of the local air quality management plan.

 

Any areas where nitrogen dioxide have been recorded as unsafe, in
particular areas in and around the A1065 London Rd and High St Brandon,
both before the A11 duelling and after.

 

Please also provide any readings for the 3 main town centre traffic routes
of Newmarket, Mildenhall and Brandon.

 

Response

 

Details of the local air quality management plan.

 

Local Authorities are required to produce Air Quality Action Plans for
areas designated as Air Quality Management Areas as detailed in the Local
Air Quality Management, Policy Guidance (PG16), April 2016, published by
DEFRA.  As the only Air Quality Management Area in Forest Heath District
Council is in Newmarket, this is the only area to have an Air Quality
Action Plan.  Details of this plan are included in our 2016 Annual Status
Report available on our website:
[1]http://www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/environmen...

 

Any areas where nitrogen dioxide have been recorded as unsafe, in
particular areas in and around the A1065 London Rd and High St Brandon,
both before the A11 duelling and after.

 

All of the Nitrogen Dioxide monitoring data from 2011 to 2015 is available
in our 2016 Annual Status Report available on our website:
[2]http://www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/environmen...
Exceedances of air quality objectives are highlighted within this data.

 

Please also provide any readings for the 3 main town centre traffic routes
of Newmarket, Mildenhall and Brandon.

 

Forest Heath District Council is not responsible for monitoring traffic
volumes.  We recommend you contact Suffolk County Council (the Highway
Authority) for information on the latest traffic surveys relating to
Brandon.

 

If you are unhappy with this response you may request an internal review
of this matter via the Council’s corporate complaints procedure.

 

If, after an internal review, you are still unhappy with the decision, you
have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at the following
address:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire  SK9 5AF

 

Tel: 01625 545 745

Fax: 01625 524 510

Email: [3][email address]

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Coordinator

 

 

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