The Executive reviewed and commented on the Action Plan for the Air Quality Management Area on part of the Woodhead Road (A628), Tintwistle. The report was considered by Community Select Committee on 27 November 2019.
There were no alternative options to consider, the Authority was required by law to produce an action plan once an area had been declared. Comment on the contents of the AQAP could be made.
That the contents of the report be noted.
The Committee were presented with the Action Plan for the Air Quality Management Area on part of the Woodhead Road (A628), Tintwistle.
Members were supportive of the actions set out within the report, but concerns were expressed regarding the use of the road by HGVs with the view expressed that these type of vehicles should be restricted to the major motorway network to enable any improvements around air quality to be made. It was confirmed that joint working was undertaken with neighbouring authorities. Reference was also made to discussions on-going around the-opening of old railway lines, which is was commented, if supported would be a number of years away.
That the contents of the report be noted and the Executive be requested to note the above comments.