COLNE: Air quality to be monitored on busy road

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NITROGEN dioxide levels are to be monitored on one of Colne’s busiest roads.

Levels of the pollutant were found to exceed permitted rates in Windsor Street so councillors have approved an air quality management order.

Councillors believe levels have been rising since constriction of the new Sainsbury’s store which has led to an increase in traffic.

Pendle Council’s executive director for citizen and community services, Richard Walsh told a meeting of Colne and District Committee a report could be put in the local transport plan to help bring levels of nitrogen dioxide down.

In 2008, a number of roads in Colne were identified as potential pollution hot spots including Burnley Road, Albert Road and Market Street.