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Proposals to boost air quality
4:00pm Saturday 27th October 2012 in News
Pollution levels are above the government limits in two areas of Calne, according to tests carried out by environmental health officers.
After an assessment published in June, officers identified areas of concern in New Road and from Curzon Street to Wood Street.
It means Wiltshire Council will have to decide whether to introduce an air quality management area, a boundary in which action to combat pollution levels will be taken.
Of two options for the zone, the first would begin at the junction of North Street with Alma Terrace, and head down North Street, Wood Street and Curzon Street along the A4 eastwards as far as the double roundabout at the junction with Silver Street.
The second area proposes to extend the boundary to include the main roads servicing Calne from the Chippenham side of town and up the A3102.
To help with this, Calne Area Board has formed a working group, made up of councillors and local people, and are asking residents to complete a survey. It can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZKNZNLK The final decision, which will take into account the poll findings, will be made by Calne Area Board.
An action plan will be developed with local people looking at ways of improving the air quality in Calne.
Officers used air quality diffusion tubes and more sophisticated electronic measuring equipment to ascertain the town’s pollution levels.
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