There’s still time for local people, businesses and organisations to share their views on the Clean Air for Cornwall Strategy and specific plans for Air Quality Management Areas in Truro, St Austell and Camelford.
Cornwall Council’s two month consultation ends on November 28. Anyone can comment on the strategy and the local proposals for St Austell, Truro and Camelford by completing online surveys, emailing Cornwall Council on firstname.lastname@example.org, posting their comments to the Council or handing them in at a one stop shop.
Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council’s portfolio holder for communities, said: “The air quality in Cornwall is on the whole very clean. However, as Cornwall is such a popular place to live, work and visit, a few areas now have poorer air quality than we would like mainly due to traffic.
“The strategy aims to make real improvements to areas of poor air quality and includes actions for all of Cornwall’s Air Quality Management Areas. I would encourage everyone to tell us what they think about the strategy so we can develop the most suitable options for Cornwall.”
There are six Air Quality Management Areas in Cornwall where monitoring has found excessive levels of traffic related nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The strategy highlights the issues of poor air quality and brings together the action plans for all six areas, which include Camborne-Pool-Redruth, Truro, St Austell, Bodmin, Tideford and Gunnislake.
The strategy also details the current planning policy and guidance for developers. It aims to ensure that everyone has an understanding of Cornwall’s air quality and how they can help take steps to improve problem areas.
The online surveys for the Clean Air for Cornwall Strategy and the Camelford, St Austell and Truro Air Quality Management Areas are available here. The web pages also include information about Cornwall’s other Air Quality Management Areas.