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Proposed Change to Maidstone AQMA and Request to Consult on New Air Quality Action Plan

Air quality in Maidstone has improved significantly in recent years to the extent that most of the Borough is now in compliance with all air quality objectives.  The only area in which any objective is exceeded is Upper Stone Street.  The current Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) will shortly need to be updated.  It is proposed that, prior to updating the AQAP, the current Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) be revoked and a new AQMA should be declared which more closely reflects the current area of exceedance.  The new AQMA would cover Upper Stone Street from Wrens Cross to Old Tovil Road.  The new AQAP could then be more focussed on the Upper Stone Street Area.  The report includes a draft list of potential actions for inclusion in the new AQAP.  Permission is requested to hold a public consultation on these actions.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Decision due: 26 Oct 2022 by Executive


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