CBC Consultation on air quality

Crawley Borough Council Consultation on air quality
2nd March 2015

Message forwarded from One’s Enough

Hello everyone, we have just become aware of a new CBC Consultation on air quality. There does not appear to have been any publicity or widespread notification of this process which is now two weeks into a 4 week consultation period.

This Consultation is focussed on the Crawley Ave/Gatwick Rd/Hazelwick Ave roundabout and flyover area (see attached map). Although the focus is on Crawley Avenue the map shows how other roads over a wider area are affected. This is referred to as an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA).

The Council is now legally required to identify this AQMA zone, which underlines the grave concerns about the potential high level of pollution across the town should a 2nd runway be developed at Gatwick.

This also raises the question of why the proposed AQMA stops where it does when the levels of road traffic must be similar on adjoining/continuing roads.

As an example, the Hazelwick Ave zone finishes near to Three Bridges Station and Haslett Ave which would appear to just as busy roads. Also the Crawley Ave zone finishes before the Tushmore Roundabout!! From the map you can see many more questions to be raised.

It also raises the question of the need for monitoring of pollution levels on other roads such as Ifield and Southgate Avenues, the A264 through Broadfield and Bewbush, the whole of the Crawley Avenue from County Oak to Pease Pottage, along the M23 from the airport right round past Forgewood, Wakehams Green, Worth and Maidenbower, etc. etc.

There has been references to the nitrogen levels on the A4 by Heathrow are still exceeding the permitted level and that Heathrow may not be able to be expanded because of this. Anything we can do to show air around Gatwick is also an issue might add weight to the argument against Gatwick expansion.

Hazelwick Crawley Avenue Pollution Zone

The size and extent of this area is now open for public consultation until the 13th March.

email pollution@crawley.gov.uk

These are the web links to the Council website that provide details of the consultation

website www.crawley.gov.uk/pollution

website uk-air.defra.gov.uk/AQMAs

Area covered by the AQMA
The AQMA includes roads and properties captured within the red boundary line shown on the plan including: –

  • A2004 Northgate Avenue
  • A2011 Crawley Avenue
  • Baird Close
  • Bramber Close
  • Broomdashers Road
  • Churchill Court
  • Cloverlands
  • Crawters Close
  • Dalewood Gardens
  • Early Commons
  • Firle Close
  • Gatwick Road
  • Glenview Close
  • Grange Close
  • Hazelwick Avenue
  • Hazelwick Mews
  • Hazelwick Mill Lane
  • Hazelwick/Northgate Roundabout
  • Hermits Road
  • Maxwell Way
  • Napier Way
  • North Mead
  • North Road
  • Oriel Close
  • Punch Copse Road
  • Redwood Close
  • St Annes Road
  • St Hildas Close
  • The Birches
  • Tinsley Close
  • Tinsley Lane
  • Tushmore Lane
  • Woodfield Road
  • Woolborough Lane

If you can, please respond to this Consultation before 13th March and let your neighbours and friends know about it, and if possible also write to the press with your views.

Many thanks

One’s Enough

Ones Enough – Crawley’s campaign against a second Gatwick runway led by a cross party group of local councillors, supporting a One Runway, Two Terminal Airport with Spare Capacity

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