Storrington Air Quality Management Area
The Storrington Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) was declared in December 2010. Since the declaration, we have carried out a Further Assessment of air quality and produced a draft Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) in October 2012.
The draft Action Plan report is available to view.
In Storrington the air pollution is due, in the main, to the large number of vehicles using the road, combined with the stop/start nature of driving conditions at peak times.
The boundary of the AQMA has been defined on the basis of the areas which are, or are likely to exceed the air quality objective for nitrogen dioxide, and where there is “relevant exposure” that is places where people live close to the road. The Air Quality Management Area in Storrington incorporates West Street, the High Street and part of School Hill and Manleys Hill.
For the exact location of the AQMA in Storrington please see the map available at the bottom of this page.
An Air Quality Action Plan for Storrington
In conjunction with the further assessment report, a draft action plan has been developed in conjunction with West Sussex County Council. The Action Plan aims to include proportionate measures to ensure that pollutant concentrations in the AQMA are brought to within those allowed by the objectives.
The Action Plan report has been prepared as a requirement of the Air Quality Management process as defined by DEFRA. The details of some of the specific measures to be implemented are yet to be agreed, pending the outcome of the traffic management feasibility study. As a ‘live’ document, the Action Plan will be updated as more information becomes available and will be reviewed annually as part of the Review and Assessment Air Quality Progress Report.
The Storrington Traffic Management Options Appraisal
The Storrington air quality action plan incorporated a research project to investigate various traffic management options for the village, the 'Storrington Traffic Management Options Appraisal study'.
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.
The concentration is to be on those measures that would be most beneficial in air quality terms, taking into account their cost and feasibility. The findings of the Traffic Management Options Appraisal report and the subsequent cost/benefit analysis will be incorporated into the Storrington Action Plan.
For further information contact Lisa Hawtin, Environmental Protection Officer, Horsham District Council, Park House, North Street, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1RL
Tel: 01403 215200
Fax 01403 215461
To find out the latest concentration of air pollution in Storrington, please visit the Sussex-Air website.
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