AN ACTION plan containing a package of measures to help improve the air quality in Braunton is about to go out to public consultation.
It sets out North Devon Council’s ideas for tackling the pollution caused by queues of vehicles trying to get through the bottleneck in the middle of the village.
Every local authority has a responsibility to measure air pollution. Readings taken on the Square in Braunton recorded an annual mean concentration of 43 microgrammes of nitrogen dioxide per cubic metre, above the threshold of 40 microgrammes.
That led to an Air Quality Management Area being declared in the village, which meant the district council had to act.