Tonight members of ‘Your Waverley’s Overview & Scrutiny Committee will review a plan which aims to improve air quality in the borough.
Air pollution is associated with several adverse health impacts.
It is recognised as a contributing factor in the onset of heart disease and cancer. Additionally, air pollution mainly affects the most vulnerable in society: children, older people, and those with heart and lung conditions.
The annual health cost to society of the impacts of particulate matter alone in the UK is estimated to be around £16 billion.
Waverley Council is committed to improving environmental equity, air quality, and respiratory health; its Action Plan aims to reduce the exposure of people in Waverley to poor air quality to improve health.
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What is this nonsense, Waverley have signed off 2,000 houses for construction in Cranleigh. The High Street is jammed all the time thanks to “ traffic calming measures “ and air quality is not as it should be. Let’s get real, the council don’t care about air quality or the environment