The Committee considered an update on the latest Air Quality Data across the High Peak and measures being proposed and undertaken in relation to the two declared Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) as part of the Air Quality Action Plan.
Following concerns expressed regarding the results recorded in the Fairfield Road area, an additional recommendation was proposed to recommend early exploration of mitigation measures in the area. The Head of Regulatory Services advised that working with partners, mitigation measures could include improvements to traffic lights and junctions.
It was noted that monitoring points are reviewed yearly and that consideration could be given to extending the monitoring period further. The importance of partnership working, particularly with DCC was stressed.
Data relating to electric or hybrid vehicle ownership / electric vehicle charging point usage would be circulated.
1. That the updated information and data be noted;
2. That the potential for the declaration of an AQMA in Fairfield in 2022 in the event that monitoring results and data analysis from 2021 support this, be noted;
3. That early exploration of mitigation of compromised air quality in the potential AQMA of Fairfield Road, be noted.