Bizarre or maybe not so. Cornwall Council have an Air Quality Plan. As part of this plan they are required to monitor hot spots. In my opinion a hot spot might constitute a place where a large fire is about to be built to build tons of stuff some of which might be fairly disgusting.
Under the Environment Act 1995 Local Authorities are required to assess and, if necessary, take action in matters relating to air quality. If, after monitoring Cornwall Council are of the opinion that levels have or are likely to exceed the Government standards there is a duty to initiate remedial action. This is in the form of declaring an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) and preparation of an Action Plan to improve air quality.
St Dennis is having an incinerator built in it’s midst and Cornwall Council have decided they do not need to monitor air quality in St Dennis. I cannot believe that is right and would encourage everybody reading this blog post to please write or email Cornwall Council Leader John Pollard questioning this failure and request that St.Dennis is included as soon as possible.
Of course the easiest way of solving this problem is for Cornwall Council to actually have a sustainable waste management policy that includes a sensible recycling strategy.
Cornwall Council Leader John Pollard’s e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal Address is Cllr John Pollard, Cornwall Council, New County Hall, Truro, TR1 3AY
Or you can use the form below to make life even easier! The form will go to Councillor Pollard with the subject header “Cornwall Council’s Air Quality Plan.