Latest figures presented to the County Council's cabinet show that Air Pollution is one of the top ten risk factors for disease and death in Northamptonshire and it is estimated it was related to 244 local Northamptonshire deaths in 2017.
This is an issue that me and my Labour Councillor Colleagues have been campaigning on by for a while as there are a couple of places within the Borough of Kettering that cause particular concern, most notably the junction on London Road at the top of Bowling Green Road where monitoring figures consistently show pollution as being too high. We are currently waiting for Highways to come up with a a scheme to reduce the vehicle pollution there. ;
Click here for a report from Northamptonshire County Council covering these deaths.