A recent study published in The Lancet and also covered in the Daily Telegraph indicates that air pollution is a significant factor in the onset of dementia:

"Increasing population growth and urbanisation has placed many people close to heavy traffic, and with widespread exposure to traffic and growing rates of dementia, even a modest effect from near-road exposure could pose a large public health burden."

Dementia afflicts nearly 1 million people in the UK and is the leading cause of death for both men and women.

If you are objecting against Lodge Farm Village (DS10) in the second Consultation or airing your views on the same to Rugby Borough Councillors, please consider raising the findings of this study in the context of the additional traffic through Dunchurch that can be reasonably expected should Lodge Farm be developed. As you may already be aware, the Dunchurch Crossroads is already a designated Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) due to excessively high levels of pollution.