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Views sought on plan to improve Ripon and Knaresborough air quality
Harrogate Borough Council is seeking the public's views on plans to improve the air quality in areas of Ripon and Knaresborough.
The borough council carries out regular reviews of air quality against targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Reviews found that locations at Low and High Skellgate, Ripon, and Bond End, Knaresborough, exceed the target for nitrogen dioxide in the air, so air quality management areas were declared in November 2010.
The borough council, working with North Yorkshire County Council highways and transportation teams, is producing an action plan of measures to improve air quality in those areas.
The councils have identified five key areas for action:
Proposals in each of these categories are set out in a questionnaire, which is available in libraries until 8 May. The questionnaire can also be completed at www.harrogate.gov.uk/aqconsult. Drop-in sessions to discuss the plans are also being held. Dates and venues are available on the website.
Following the consultation, a summary of the responses will be published on the borough council's website. Both councils will consider all comments and the action plan will be finalised.
21 March 2012