Air Quality Management Area 5 - Pollution in Greenstreet (A2)

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The red areas of this map show where High Levels of pollution have been measured.
If I vary my jogging or others make use of the Plume Flow device, this may change the map.

Map indicating areas where pollution levels can be the same as AQMA5

This website includes records of real-time air quality using a Plume Laboratories - "Flow" Device.

Air Pollution Index based on level of pollutants and maximum time to be outdoorsMEASUREMENT OF POLLUTION LEVELS AND THE TIME IT LASTS

A SIMPLE TRUTH: Higher pollution leads to more harm, more quickly. Pollution along the A2 in AQMA5 is daily above the threshold for harm set by the World Health Organisation if experiencced - all year.
Pollution has breached "high" levels of harm over continuous 24-hours periods.
Pollution has also breached "very high" levels for an hour at a time. SBC look at one measure of harm (NOx) in its AQMAs when we have got very high levels of VOCs, PM10 and PM2.5.
... Read more about Measurement of Harm.
... Browse the Pollution Diary - table.
... Check out what time of day we are most likely to experience peak pollution - graph.

Lynsted with Kingsdown Parish Council (LKPC) Minutes
  • PC Minutes of 17th December 2018: "7e) Air Quality-Action Plan: A meeting has been arranged between DP, Professor Peckham & Nigel Heritz-Smith on 22/01/19 in Canterbury. DP to report back in January. Agenda item Jan meeting."
  • PC Minutes of 25th February 2019: "7c) Air Quality-Action Plan: Still waiting for proposals from Prof Packham for LKPC to consider."
  • PC Minutes of 5th March 2019: 7c) Air Quality-Action Plan: The Clerk had emailed a copy of the proposals to Councillors and DP gave a synopsis of the details. It was decided to send a copy of the proposal to Teynham Parish Council for their perusal before the joint meeting on Tuesday 9th April at 7pm in the Community hall. Nigel Heritz-Smith has agreed to attend the meeting and take notes. It was discussed if the information gained from the report would be useful and value for money. It was decided the PC had a duty of care to people living along the A2 to gain as much information as possible with the fight against air pollution and the report should be commissioned. Proposed DP Seconded LM. Action point Clerk to email TPC a copy of the proposal.
  • PC Minutes of 15th April 2019: 7c) Air Quality-Action Plan: The informal meeting between Teynham Parish Council and LKPC had taken place on Tuesday 9th April 2019. DP would email the Clerk the notes that had been taken for LKPC records. After discussion at tonight's meeting it was agreed in principal to go ahead with the proposals by CHSS of University of Kent. DP to arrange a meeting so any further questions could be answered. Proposed LM seconded JM. Action point DP to email Clerk notes on meeting & contact university of Kent to arrange meeting.

Teynham Parish Council (TPC) are in the loop at all stages. SBC Officials have been notified.



A SIMPLE TRUTH: ALL new approvals by SBC Officials & Councillors join the A2 must logically add pollution to the five AQMAs. We are already living with harmful levels of pollution from heavy and often congested traffic.
Read more about the A2 and Greenstreet ...

Planned Pollution impacts us allPLANNING FOR POLLUTION

This website does not argue against housing; it does argue for housing in places with sensibly thought out infrastructure and with the least harm to the health of residents, visitors and workers.

A SIMPLE TRUTH: Councillors & Officials have argued that they can deliver 'housing without pollution'. They can say this because they only measure NOx from combustion - engines are burning cleaner. SBC ignores three other toxic pollutants identified to them by Central Government that I monitor daily (Pollution Diary). So, SBC simply rolls over to Developers who always say that pollution impacts from each development are "insignificant". This is not true. Whether this changes after the latest local elections, it is early days.
Read more about planning decisions and language used ...
[Planning page updated 3rd May 2019]


A SIMPLE TRUTH: SBC are ignoring Government policies that link increases in housing with increases in harmful pollution - especially in AQMAs. The National Planning Policy Framework (2018) tells all Local Authorities that they must take into account the "cumulative impact" of all housing approvals where traffic will increase in existing AQMAs. SBC's behaviour undermines Government policies on reducing pollution in 'hotspots'.
Read more about Official Documents ...

Toxic mix approved by Swale Borough Council Officials and CouncillorsTOXIC MIX APPROVED FOR CONSUMPTION BY YOUR COUNCIL

Nitrogen Dioxide (NOx); Particulate Matter (PM10); Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5); Non-methane Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs); Sulphur Dioxide; and Ammonia.
Read more about toxic pollutants ...

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