Thornton-le-Moors Air Quality Action Plan consultation

​Closing date: 23 February 2018

The Council wishes to consult with the residents, businesses and other key stakeholders within and around Thornton-le-Moors, in connection with the Thornton-le-Moors Air Quality Management Area. An Action Plan has been produced which proposes a range of measures to improve air quality.

Background information

Cheshire West and Chester Council has been monitoring air pollution levels in Thornton-le-Moors for a number of years. The Council declared an Air Quality Management Area on 29 September 2016 due to elevated levels of the pollutant sulphur dioxide and an exceedance of the 15 minute mean air quality objective. The main source of the pollution is industrial emissions and the Council has been exploring measures to reduce these emissions.

The Council are required to formulate an Action Plan to address this air quality issue and have worked with the Environment Agency and Essar Oil UK Ltd to this end. This work was concluded earlier this month with the formation of a draft Action Plan on which we are now consulting.

Why are we consulting?

The measures proposed in the Action Plan are important and should improve local air quality. We want to ensure that the local community are aware of the proposals and have an opportunity to comment on them and highlight any concerns, queries or suggestions that they may.

The consultation document sets out the proposed measures:

Take part in the consultation

We are interested to know your views on air quality, our proposal and how you think air quality can be improved. Responses can be sent to:

Paper copies of the consultation documentation are available upon request by contacting the Environmental Protection Team by email or else by phone 0300 123 7038.

What happens next?

Following the end of the consultation period, the Council will consider all feedback and make any amendments thought necessary and incorporate them into the Action Plane prior to implementation.

Further information

Council information is also available in audio, braille, large print or other formats. If you would like a copy in a different format, in another language or require a British sign language (BSL) interpreter:

Please note

We welcome views from all sections of the community and would encourage everyone to take part in this consultation. Note that the Council has a responsibility to make sure that its services are available to all, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief or gender identity. Comments that are offensive to particular groups or considered inappropriate under the Equality Act 2010 will not be considered or published as part of this consultation.

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