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Pollution levels mean Great Barton A143 pedestrian crossing is set to be moved

High levels of pollution in Great Barton mean a puffing crossing on the A143 is set to be moved.

Three new locations further along the road have been proposed as alternative by Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Highways and West Suffolk Council, with the public being asked to have their say.

A drop-in session is at the village hall tomorrow, from 2-6pm, while an online survey is open until June 19.

Unveiling of the new village sign in Great Barton.. (12065718)
Unveiling of the new village sign in Great Barton.. (12065718)

Following monitoring of pollution levels by West Suffolk Council, a stretch of The Street, in Great Barton, has been declared an air quality management area (AQMA) due to high levels of air pollution impacting the terrace of cottages including the Post Office.

Pollution is high due to to the cottages on one side of the road and a wall and trees on the opposite side, forming a 'canyon' which prevents pollution from dispering. The current location of the pedestrian contributes to pollution levels as drives idle in or accelerate through.

Air quality improves considerably a few metres outside of the 'canyon'.

Have you say on an online survey here.

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