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Air Quality Strategy

To approve a new Air Quality Strategy.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Executive Proposals: Change to plan or strategy;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/08/2023

Decision due: 5 Oct 2023 by Executive Councillor for Climate Action and Environment

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Climate Action and Environment

Department: Communities Group

Contact: Jo Dicks, Environmental Quality & Growth Manager Email: Jo.Dicks@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This is a key item and will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: Local authorities are required to monitor key pollutants (NO2 & PM10) across their district under Local Air Quality Management (LAQM). Levels are now achieved across Cambridge. Therefore, Cambridge City Council is required to maintain an Air Quality Strategy outlining how air quality will be maintained and improved; including how it will help achieve national PM2.5 targets. This report will outline the reasons for adopting World Health Organisation (WHO) Air Quality Guideline targets and adopting a joint approach with South Cambridgeshire District Council due to the transboundary nature of air pollution, and the emerging Greater Cambridge Local plan.


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