Plans unveiled to improve local authority action on air quality
A new Air Quality Strategy will provide a framework to support local action to improve air quality.
A consultation on delivering cleaner air in towns, cities and rural areas across England was launched on 11 April.
The Government is seeking views on a revised Air Quality Strategy which outlines how councils in England should use their existing powers and responsibilities more effectively to deliver improvements to air quality.
The draft strategy includes:
- Outlining the actions councils can undertake to improve air quality
- Setting out actions for councils to reduce emissions of fine particulate matter, the pollutant most damaging to health
- Providing a framework to enable local authorities to make the best use of their powers and deliver for their communities