The Scottish Government has launched a consultation asking for views on its future approach to Low Emissions Zones designed to reduce air pollution. It is also asking for views on its future approach to tackling ‘hotspots’ of air pollution in Scottish towns and cities.
This is an important issue for Cambuslang. Earlier this year, the 2016 annual average concentration of nitrogen dioxide (NO2 ), one of the main pollutants attributable to vehicle emissions, measured at the Cambuslang air quality monitoring station was 45 ug/cu.m. This exceeds the maximum recommended level of 40. This made Cambuslang the worst polluted town centre in Scotland outside of a major city. Subsequently, Cambuslang Community Council wrote to South Lanarkshire Council requesting action, given the unsafe levels of air pollution and its potential impact on health.
Cambuslang Community Council will be making a submission to the Scottish Government consultation. Please contact us if you are concerned about air pollution in Cambuslang, especially in busy roads like the Main Street and Greenlees Road, or other parts of the town. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can include your views.