Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Pollution data delay

MORE information about air quality in Watlington is still awaited by parish councillors.

MORE information about air quality in Watlington is still awaited by parish councillors.

Parish council chairman Ian Hill asked for additional data from environmental consultants Ricardo Energy in June after the Reading-based consultants produced a report for South Oxfordshire District Council.

However, he has not yet received a reply.

The report outlined ways to reduce levels of nitrogen dioxide and fine particulates such as soot, which are the most harmful substances produced by petrol and diesel vehicles.

It recommended several measures for Watlington, which it says would reduce the NO2 levels by more than 35 per cent. These included banning parking in Couching Street and Shirburn Street to create “freight clearways” so goods vehicles and cars don’t end up queuing, having clearer signage and more patrols using automatic number plate recognition technology and introducing tougher enforcement of the town’s 7.5-tonne weight limit.





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