Residents urged to speak out on pollution at busy Stortford junction

CW
21 Nov 2022
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East Herts Lib Dem councillor Chris Wilson is urging residents to speak out on major pollution issues at a busy Bishop's Stortford junction.


Following his call for action at a recent meeting of the district council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee, it was agreed that a Highways County Council representative would be invited to discuss concerns surrounding air quality at Hockerill junction at a live streamed meeting in March.
Between now and then, Cllr Wilson intends to consult with the public to gain their views which he will present to the committee meeting.


Cllr Wilson has long campaigned for greater scrutiny of the council's failure to ease congestion and pollution at Hockerill - a major health issue for local residents, cyclists and pedestrians. He believes the situation will only worsen with the further development of the town.


He said: "It is a small step but the closest thing we will get to a public inquiry on the issue.
"For too long residents have been shut out of discussions on the intolerable situation at Hockerill, the resulting poorer air quality and the general state of the congested road network in Bishop's Stortford."
Anybody wishing to share their views with Cllr Wilson on this issue can contact him at chris.wilson@eastherts.gov.uk