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Greater Cambridge Air Quality Strategy 2024 - 2029

To adopt the Greater Cambridge Air Quality Strategy

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Executive Proposals: Development of new plan or strategy;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/02/2024

Decision due: 21 Mar 2024 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 for discussion / debate.

Background Information: It was agreed at the October 2023 Environmental & Community Scrutiny Committee to pursue a joint air quality strategy with South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) and to work towards WHO air quality guideline targets. SCDC agreed these decisions at their equivalent committee in December 2023. Local authorities are required to monitor air quality across their district under Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) Regulations and where objective levels are achieved produce an Air Quality Strategy. The strategy should outline how air quality will be maintained and improved; including how it will help achieve national PM2.5 targets. Levels are now achieved across Cambridge. This strategy has been developed with extensive consultation consisting of Public Health, wider delivery partners and the general public (consultation on citizen Lab between 18th January and 15th February 2024). Interim targets have been set to be delivered over the lifetime of the strategy.

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