Trafford Council passes the buck on air pollution

We continue to probe where others dare not, to get the answers that residents in Trafford need to know, pollution is one of the biggest issues they face, and it is only going to get worse.

People are in danger, thousands die every year from pollution, its needs urgent attention from those with the power to get these changes, it seems though they do not want to know! the same people you vote for, who are supposed to represent you.

We asked Trafford first about Heath Farm Lane in Partington, and second was the pollution from not only that development that we expect to be passed in a couple of months, but also the HIMOR Future Carrington development and of course all the industry churning out their own pollution.

No tests have yet been made by the council on the Heath Farm Lane area, however we have been assured this will take place and will be published.

SAICA pollution issues are with the Environment Agency not the council, we did not get anything back about the polypropylene extractor or other industry along the Manchester Road corridor.

It is not just this area though that has a seriously high pollution issue, Urmston and Davyhulme suffer badly, as does parts of Sale, along the A56 Washway Road corridor towards Altincham.

A Trafford Council spokesman said: “With regard to ongoing air quality improvements, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has adopted its new Low-Emission Strategy (LES) and Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP), complementing the Greater Manchester Climate Change Strategy and Implementation Plan which focus on measures to reduce energy usage.

“The LES and AQAP aim to tackle emissions from road transport in order to improve air quality and to contribute to a reduction in CO2 emissions.

“They propose a range of policies and measures to reduce air pollution as a contributor to ill-health; support the UK Government in meeting EU air quality air quality thresholds; contribute to a reduction in Greater Manchester’s carbon footprint; and encourage a low-emission culture in the city region.”





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