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Fareham Borough Council has received almost £1.4million to deliver four sustainable measures aimed at ensuring air quality across Fareham remains compliant.
The news was confirmed by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment, Dr Thérèse Coffey MP on 19 March, and follows a consultation held by Fareham Borough Council last year on eleven proposed sustainable measures.
Evidence suggested that just one location in Fareham may exceed EU nitrogen dioxide levels by a very small amount: 0.55ug/m2 above the 40ug/m2 limit during 2020. Only four of the eleven measures consulted on could be introduced in time to have the desired impact during 2019 and it is for these four measures that funding was requested and has now been received.
The measures are:
The revised taxi scheme will be delivered by Fareham Borough Council and the other three measures co-ordinated by Hampshire County Council as the Highway Authority.
Cllr Trevor Cartwright, Executive Member for Health and Public Protection at Fareham Borough Council, said: ‘As stated previously, the health and wellbeing of everyone living and working in Fareham is a key priority so this funding is really good news for the Borough. I think this will be particularly good news for taxi drivers able to take advantage of the funding available and I would encourage them particularly to contact the Council to find out more about how the scheme will work.’
The area affected is the stretch of road from the Delme roundabout through Eastern and Western Way and onto the A27 by Fareham train station, including the A32 from Market Quay “through-about” and onto the Portchester Road A27.
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