Crieff Draft Air Quality Action Plan Consultation

Closed 18 Feb 2019

Opened 7 Jan 2019

Results Updated 5 Jul 2019

The consultation was produced in online survey software and hard copies of the survey were also available at key locations and on request, The survey consisted of 36 questions asking the public whether they agreed or disagreed with individual measures proposed in the AQAP. The online survey was viewed 127 times and 66 responses were received. Another 4 responses were submitted on hard copies of the survey. The detailed results of this survey can be read in a full report and a summary of the results can be viewed below (please click here if this cannot be viewed in your browser).

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The information obtained from this consultation will be used to inform the final Crieff AQAP, expected to go to the Environment and Infrastructure Committee on 21st August 2019. The final report will be published here.

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Overview

Over a number of previous years, exceedances of national air quality objectives have been identified within the High Street corridor in Crieff. As a result, this area was declared an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) in 2014.

Map of Crieff Aor Quality Managemen

In order to seek compliance with air quality objectives, and in accordance with the Scottish Government policy guidance, Perth & Kinross Council (PKC) is required to create an Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) for Crieff detailing the short and long term improvement measures proposed.

Following agreement of the Crieff Draft AQAP by PKC's Environment and Infrastructure Committee in September 2018, an external/public consultation seeking feedback on the content of this document was held from 7th January 2019 to 18th Februay 2019.

Why We Are Consulting

The Council has a statutory duty to manage local air quality within its designated boundaries. Under the Strategic Policy Framework for Local Air Quality Management published by the Scottish Government, PKC must undertake a programme of air quality assessments.

As an authority identifies an exceedance of air quality objectives at a location, it is obligated to declare an AQMA and assess the current and future air quality within that area. The Local Authority must then develop an AQAP, setting out the local actions that will be implemented to improve air quality and work towards meeting the objectives currently being breached. 

Crieff High Street corridor has been identified as an area where national air quality objectives are exceeded, resulting in an AQMA being declared in 2014. Due to a combination of heavy traffic on the A85 and tall buildings either side of the narrow corridor, a canyon effect prevents air pollutants from dispersing.

Elevated concentrations of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PM10) have been measured within the high street corridor of Crieff for a number of years, presenting a risk to public health. Because of this, a draft AQAP has been produced by PKC’s Regulatory Service and forms the focus of this consultation.

Events

  • Presentation and Drop In; Strathearn Community Campus

    From 9 Jan 2019 at 17:00 to 9 Jan 2019 at 18:30

    This event aims to explain the Draft Air Quality Action Plan and answer any questions. A presentation will be given by KC Environmental Health Officers and Air Quality Consultant Ricardo E&E, followed by a Q&A session. Members of the public are welcome to drop in throughout the event.

  • Presentation and Drop In; Strathearn Art Space

    From 13 Jan 2019 at 12:00 to 13 Jan 2019 at 15:00

    This event aims to explain the Draft Air Quality Action Plan and answer any questions. A presentation will be given by KC Environmental Health Officers and Air Quality Consultant Ricardo E&E, followed by a Q&A session. Members of the public are welcome to drop in throughout the event.

Areas

  • Action Partnership Locality - Strathearn and Strathallan
  • Ward 6 - Strathearn

Audiences

  • Any Audience

Interests

  • Council Processes
  • Policies and Strategies
  • Community Safety
  • Pollution
  • Sustainable Development
  • Local Plans and Guidelines
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Protecting People from Harm
  • Cycling and Walking
  • Traffic