Grampound air quality action plan published for public consultation; drop-in session in village hall on 13 November
Cornwall Council has been monitoring nitrogen dioxide levels in Grampound for several years. The biggest source of nitrogen dioxide is the exhaust gases from cars, vans and lorries, passing through the village on the A390.
Monitoring has shown that air pollution levels in Grampound are higher than they should be and the 2017 report Air Quality in Grampound gave further information on the issues affecting the village.
It was therefore concluded that an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) should be declared. Following a public consultation in early 2017, the AQMA was formally declared on 24 July 2017. The boundary of the AQMA encompasses the whole village
The Council has worked with colleagues and partners to develop a draft action plan which sets out steps which could improve air quality in Grampound.
A public consultation on the draft action plan is being held to let people know what is proposed and find out their views. The consultation runs for eight weeks from Monday 15 October to Monday 10 December.
The Council is holding a public drop in session on Tuesday 13 November from 4pm - 7pm in Grampound Village Hall, Fore Street, Grampound. Cornwall Council officers will be available to explain more about air quality in Grampound, discuss the proposed measures in the action plan and answer any questions you may have. Everyone is welcome to attend and we look forward to receiving your feedback.
For further information see Cornwall Council website air quality page.
For a copy of the action plan see Grampound air quality plan