Thursday, 17 August 2017

Drivers ban to cut pollution

DRIVERS could be banned from Henley town centre if a low emission zone is introduced.

It is one of a series of measures designed to improve air quality in the town, which has some of the highest pollution levels in South Oxfordshire caused by traffic.

The plan comes just two weeks after environment group Henley in Transition recommended that the town centre should be pedestrianised during the day.

The average annual reading of nitrogen dioxide in Henley is 62.4 micrograms per cubic metre, compared with the 40mcm objective set by Air Quality England.

A new air quality action plan for South Oxfordshire produced by the district council says consultants assessed the effectiveness of different measures to tackle the problem.

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