With Air Quality affecting everyone across the Borough I was keen to ensure the new Council got the same regular updates as we used to get at the old legacy North Down Borough Council. I therefore requested tabling of the reports for review by Councillors and, in turn, members of the public on the Council’s website.
would like to thank officers for agreeing to do this and whilst Air Quality
levels are generally satisfactory across the Borough I am concerned to learn
that Air Quality levels have been reducing over the last number of years along
the A2 near Holywood Town Centre. Whilst officers feel that objective levels
will not be exceeded the risk that levels further increase is real especially with
further development planned to occur in vicinity.
I will be closely monitoring
the situation which proves yet again the need for government to promote and
adequately fund sustainable transport solutions to reduce the volume of traffic
and thereby pollution created