James Newport writes about it on his blog:
“All these cars on our roads have led to Rochford District Council declaring in February 2015, Rayleigh Town Centre becoming an air quality management area (AQMA) due to the levels of vehicle exhaust emissions. More than 18 months on, the air quality targets are NOT being met. I’ve questioned why London Road, Down Hall Road & Rawreth Lane are not included in the AQMA as we all see the volume of traffic queuing on these roads frequently. Is it because the council’s own policy restricts new residential development in air quality management areas and these were the areas destined for development under the core strategy?”
Full article here.