Those residents whose health may be affected by air pollution around Fluin Lane have been invited to an informal drop-in session at Frodsham Community Centre this week to learn more about Cheshire West and Cheshire Council’s proposals to improve air quality around the junction of Fluin Lane and the A56.
The meeting this week is only for residents living in the Air Quality Management Area – those affected will have received a letter inviting them to the meeting. There will be public meetings arranged in the coming weeks that will be open to all residents – Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) and Frodsham Town Council will publicise these when the dates are arranged.
Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) has been monitoring air pollution levels in and around Frodsham and particularly Fluin Lane for a number of years. CWaC declared an Air Quality Management Area on 26 November 2015 due to elevated levels of the pollutant nitrogen dioxide. The main source of the pollution is traffic emissions and the council has been exploring measures to reduce these emissions.
CWaC is required to formulate an Action Plan to address this air quality issue and appointed a consultant, Atkins, to undertake this work. This work was concluded in April and the consultants produced a report recommending that further consideration is given to a series of measures that may improve local air quality at Fluin Lane.
CWaC is consulting residents, businesses and other key stakeholders within and around Frodsham on the consultants’ recommendations, as there is potential for some of these measures to impact on local residents and businesses. This is an opportunity to give your views on the proposed measures as well as any additional suggestions that you may have for improving air quality at Fluin Lane.
The consultation document setting out the proposed measures and the Frodsham Air Quality Action Plan produced by CWaC are available on the Consultations page of the CWaC website, here:
If you wish to provide any comments in response to this consultation then they must be submitted in writing by Friday 28 July 2017. The comments can be sent either by email to email@example.com or by post to Environmental Protection, Cheshire West & Chester Borough Council, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1AH.