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Air Quality Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Environment Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

(Report of Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health)

 

The report summarised the content of the Government’s UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations published on 26 July 2017 and made particular reference to the intention to produce a new Clean Air Strategy in 2018 which would address other nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and sulphur dioxide, amongst other, emissions. 

 

Additionally, the report provided an overview of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council’s 2017 Annual Status report in respect of the Borough’s 7 Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) recently submitted to DEFRA which demonstrated some improvements in nitrogen dioxide levels and assessed the need to vary the boundaries of the Larkfield and Borough Green AQMAs and identified other factors to be taken into account in preparation of the Council’s Air Quality Action Plan.

 

Following consideration by the Street Scene and Environment Services Advisory Board, the Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Environment Services resolved that:

 

The retention of all current AQMAs be endorsed and a review of the boundaries of the Larkfield and Borough Green AQMAs be reported to a future meeting of the Advisory Board for consideration.

Publication date: 10/11/2017

Date of decision: 06/11/2017

Decided at meeting: 06/11/2017 - Street Scene and Environment Services Advisory Board

Effective from: 18/11/2017

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