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Parts of Windsor and Wraysbury to become Air Quality Management Areas

Parts of Windsor and Wraysbury to become Air Quality Management Areas

Philip Dewey

Parts of Windsor and Wraysbury to become Air Quality Management Areas

Locations in Windsor and Wraysbury will become Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) in order to cut down on Nitrogen Oxide levels.

The areas, in St Leonards Road and Imperial Road, and Wraysbury Road, were approved by the Royal Borough's highways, transport and environment overview and scrutiny panel at a meeting on Monday.

An assessment report of the areas indicated that the National Air Quality Objective (AQO) had been exceeded and an action plan should be set up to improve air quality.

The report said the Wraysbury area was primarily affected by the M25 while the St Leonards and Imperial Road junction saw high levels of nitrogen oxide attributed to exhaust emissions from traffic.

Panel chairman Cllr Richard Kellaway (Con, Bisham and Cookham Dean) told the meeting that the panel had a 'statutory requirement' to approve the areas as AQMAs.

The meeting took place at Maidenhead Town Hall.

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