Comments needed over pollution plan

A view of Poulton town centre from the air ' and it is the quality of the air which is causing concern and has prompted town hall officers to take action
A view of Poulton town centre from the air ' and it is the quality of the air which is causing concern and has prompted town hall officers to take action

CONCERNS over pollutions levels in Poulton town centre have led Wyre Council to look at ways to tackle the problem.

Feedback on those plans is now being sought by the council.

Eight measures are being proposed after Chapel Street was identified as an Air Quality Management Area with higher than normal levels of nitrogen dioxide in the air.

Although this does not have an immediate effect on public health, the council is legally required to produce an Air Quality Action Plan showing how it can improve things.

Investigations proved traffic congestion was to blame, with the majority of vehicles using Chapel Street as a route to other parts of Wyre.

The council has drawn up eight actions as possible ways forward, which include: keeping the traffic flowing; encouraging greater use of public transport;Improving signage to re-direct traffic around Poulton; stopping taxis waiting on Chapel Street.

Feedback is welcome until 28 March. The action plan can be downloaded from Wyre’s website at www.wyrebc.gov.uk/Find/74336.

Comments can be entered online, emailed to pollution@wyrebc.gov.uk or sent to Environmental Protection, Wyre Council, Civic Centre, Breck Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancs, FY6 7PU.