A report on proposals for action to improve air quality in Storrington village is being made available for public consultation.
The Storrington Air Quality Action Plan report is now available to view through Horsham District Council’s website (www.horsham.gov.uk).
The draft Action Plan has been prepared by the Storrington air quality steering group, which comprises officers and Members of Horsham District Council, West Sussex County Council and representatives from Storrington Parish Council.
It has been prepared as a requirement of the Air Quality Management process, as defined by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
The details of some of the specific measures to be implemented are yet to be agreed, pending the outcome of a traffic management feasibility study and feedback from the public consultation.
The Storrington Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) and the draft Action Plan has not been developed in response to any specific planning application but instead is part of the much wider, ongoing commitment to the Government’s statutory Local Air Quality Management process.
All local authorities are required to review and assess air quality on a regular basis and identify areas that fail to meet the statutory air quality objectives.