A small Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) was declared in Hawkhurst on 1 December 2021, based on exceedances of the annual mean air quality objective for nitrogen dioxide. The Council is required to develop an Air Quality Action Plan describing the measures by which it is hoped to tackle these exceedances. This report describes a number of potential actions which have been developed in collaboration with various colleagues, partners and stakeholders. We are requesting permission to hold a public consultation on these potential actions. Feedback from the consultation will be incorporated into a final draft of the AQAP, to be presented to Members early in the new year.
Decision type: Exec Non-key
Decision status: Decision Made (subject to call-in)
Wards affected: Hawkhurst & Sandhurst;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/06/2022
Decision due: 22 Sep 2022 by Cabinet
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Environment, Sustainability and Carbon Reduction
Lead director: Director of Mid Kent Services
Department: Environmental Protection
Contact: Stuart Maxwell, Senior Scientific Officer.
The consultation will start on 23/9/22 and finish on 18/11/22. The list of consultees is yet to be finalised but it is likely to include residents of the AQMA, local businesses, KCC, National Highways, Local Councillors and the Parish Council.
The Communities and Economic Development CAB will be consulted.