Noise and Pollution

Air Pollution In Rayleigh Town Centre Is Too High

The District Council has just announced that an “Air Quality Management Area” (AQMA) has been created in Rayleigh town centre, because air pollution is too high there. The annual average level of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) – a pollutant associated with vehicle exhaust emissions – is just over the National Air Quality Objective at some areas within the town centre. Air…
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Poor Air Quality In Parts Of Rayleigh Town Centre

Not good news. Levels of  Nitrogen Dioxide are still above national agreed levels  in parts of Rayleigh Town Centre. (Nitrogen Dioxide is a pollutant that comes from, amongst other things,   vehicle exhausts. ) The District Council is now planning to set up an “Area Quality Management Area” and is consulting  the public on how big an area it should…
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New Review Committee Kicks Off – Air Quality And Highways Rangers

  The Review Committee, which scrutinises council activities, had its first meeting of the civic year tonight. It has a new chair, Michael Hoy, who did a decent job tonight (the first time he has ever chaired a district council committee).   Two of the items discussed were: Air quality in Rayleigh Street and High Road. Levels of air pollution…
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44 Air Pollution Deaths In Our District Each Year – That’s The Estimate.

The Echo has reported today: AIR pollution kills 375 people a year in south Essex with many more having years shaved of their lives, health experts estimate Councils are considering lowering speed limits and urging people to reduce car use as new figures from Public Health England laid bare the impact of car emissions and industry on people’s lives….. Their…
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Acoustic Fence Planning Application

Just come in….. a planning application for an acoustic fence,  presumably to try to reduce the noise problems… Application Reference  13/00510/FUL Unit 12A, Rawreth Industrial Estate, Rawreth Lane, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9RL Erect 4.5m High Acoustic Fence To Rear Of Site Parish: Rawreth Parish Council Ward: Downhall And Rawreth Applicants’s Name Scrapco Metal Recycling Limited – Mrs Karen Frost Applicants’…
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