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Government projections reveal a two runway Heathrow would be second worst area for air pollution in the UK by 2030

Information published by Defra has revealed that air pollution on the A4, which is the road running along the north border of Heathrow airport, is forecast to be the second highest in the UK by 2030, and still in breach of legal limits, without building a third runway.

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Government plans to scrap local air pollution monitoring (again)

Defra, the department for the environment, released a consultation just before Christmas which proposed to scrap the requirement for local authorities to monitor air pollution. Under the plans, councils would no longer have to produce detailed assessments, including those showing pollution hotspots. The number of …

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