|Horn Lane Pollution - Worst in London|
And local MP says it's not improving fast enough
It's something residents have long been concerned about - and now it's officially been recognised.
Last Thursday, King’s College London announced that the monitoring site on Horn Lane, Acton became the first location in London to breach the National Air Quality Strategy Objective for PM10 for the year.
Councillors heard about the poor air quality and noise pollution endured by residents living adjacent to the industrial sites next to Acton Mainline station.
Cllr Phil Taylor, Conservative spokesman on Transport and Environment, said:
“The Conservatives simply want the Horn Lane area to be normal. London air quality generally is bad enough, but right now Horn Lane suffers from PM10 pollution five or six times worse than already polluted sites like the Western Avenue and the Hanger Lane Gyratory System. The Council needs to go beyond blaming the Environment Agency for poor performance here and drive the Environment Agency hard to get a good result for Acton residents.”
Acton, Chiswick and Ealing MP, Angie Bray, says:
“I raised this issue in Parliament at an adjournment debate at the end of December 2010, over two years ago, and still the Horn Lane area is not improving fast enough and little progress has been made in cleaning up the problem despite a series of meetings I held here in Parliament with the Environment Agency and local residents.
''I am glad to hear that the most recent poor air quality and resulting protests have redoubled the Council’s resolve to work with the Environment Agency but residents have heard this before. This industrial site either needs to go or its pollution needs to disappear behind the background level and stay there.”
21st May 2013