Last chance to submit views on Storrington air quality plan

JPCT 130213 Traffic in Storrington. Photo by Derek Martin
JPCT 130213 Traffic in Storrington. Photo by Derek Martin

Storrington residents can still give Horsham District Council their views on its Storrington Air Quality Action Plan following a public exhibition that was recently held in the village.

The Action Plan aims to tackle traffic related pollution and has been available to view on Horsham District Council’s website (www.horsham.gov.uk) since it was published in November 2012.

A public exhibition was recently held in Storrington where it is estimated that around 1,500 people attended to give their views on the plan while 100 written responses have also been received.

Comments are still being welcomed during the consultation period, which ends on Friday 15 March, and can be submitted on the Council’s website.

Since the Action Plan was published, a study into the air quality impacts of various traffic management options has been undertaken and this has also been made available on the Council’s website.

The Storrington Traffic Management Options Appraisal report has been prepared by air quality specialists. Data from an origin destination survey into traffic movements around the village was used in the study.

The purpose of the report was to ensure that the Action Plan Steering Group could be given options, based on scientifically robust reasoning, which will help reduce traffic related pollution.

Not all the measures that were considered for their air quality impacts are to be progressed.

Sue Rogers, Horsham District Council’s cabinet member for a safer and healthier district, said: “I am pleased with the progress of this work to address the air quality issues in Storrington and this consultation is an important part of this process.”

As a ‘live’ document, the Action Plan will be updated as more information becomes available and will need to be reviewed each year as part of an air quality progress report.