Consultation runs for twelve weeks until 5th August
Wandsworth council has published a new Air Quality Action Plan for the borough and is asking local people & organisations to have their say on the draft proposals.
You can download the new plan.
The document sets out a raft of measures designed to bring down levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PM10) and to reduce their effects on residents’ health and well-being.
It builds upon the borough’s existing action plan which includes several initiatives that have now been completed or superseded.
The actions put forward aim to tackle the sources of pollution - including traffic, boilers and construction - as well as education and awareness campaigns, lobbying, a borough wide air quality monitoring programme and partnership initiatives which will see the council working closely with community groups and individuals residents.
Environment spokesman Jonathan Cook said: “Wandsworth, in common with every inner London borough, has streets where air pollution is too high and must be brought down. We have made considerable progress in tackling these hotspots in recent years but more needs to be done to reduce the impact of poor air quality on our residents’ health.The draft action plan aims to accelerate the improvements we’ve made in places like Putney High Street and to expand the programme of local initiatives we run in partnership with community groups and residents.
He continued: “It would ensure the council uses its full range of powers, influence and resources to tackle the issue in a joined up and well coordinated way. We have to address air quality on every front to make the maximum impact, from educating our young people and improving public transport, to controlling construction emissions and cleaning up our own vehicle fleet. Everyone has a part to play in reducing pollution and we want to hear your views on this proposal. The feedback we received will help us to improve and fine tune this action plan and I encourage you to share your ideas with us.”
A twelve week (13 May - 5 August) consultation period is now underway and the feedback received will be used to shape and refine the final version of the action plan.
You can provide feedback on the council website using the online questionnaire or email your comments to EIteam@wandsworth.gov.uk
Feedback can also be sent by post to:
Draft Air Quality Action Plan Consultation,
David Kennett, Team Leader (Environmental Initiatives)
Wandsworth High Street
May 21, 2015