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Grampound Fore Street air quality breaches government guidelines

Cornwall Council Environmental Health team has been carrying out monitoring of air quality in Fore Street, Grampound, for the past two years. At 3 of the locations, readings for nitrogen dioxide are below the level that would trigger action; but at 2 of the sites (outside Leahurst and Brouard Cottage) levels have been in breach of the government’s objective of 40 micrograms per cubic metre (2015: Leahurst 50.1, Brouard Cottage 40.4). Environmental Health are likely to declare Grampound as an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) – this is likely to happen within the next couple of months.

Other AQMAs in Cornwall include Truro, St Austell, Camborne, Tidefore, Gunnislake.

Meetings have been held with the environmental health officer and the Council’s transport development manager to discuss what actions can be taken to mitigate the problem. So far, no obvious solutions have been identified. Work will continue on monitoring the problem and investigating possible ways of mitigating the problem.



October 2016


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