Have your say on Birmingham's Air Quality Action Plan

Traffic congestion Published: 30th Sep 2020

Feedback is being sought on plans to address air quality in Birmingham city centre and its surrounding suburbs with the launch of the draft Air Quality Action Plan consultation.

The report, which sets out how it will improve air quality between 2020 and 2025, will replace the existing action plan which was launched in 2011 and sets out seven key actions points to reduce nitrogen dioxide emissions across Birmingham.

The plan prioritises identifying locations outside the Clean Air Zone with persistently high nitrogen dioxide levels; reducing emissions from road transport (particularly diesel) and ensuring other sources of air pollution, including industrial and domestic, are controlled through planning policies and determination.

In addition to the Clean Air Zone, the action plan looks at implementing strategic transport improvements; such as promoting alternatively fuelled vehicles and discouraging single person journeys in private vehicles.

It also promotes developing policies to support better air quality; including controlling industrial and domestic emissions and assessing traffic management in areas exceeding air quality.

People have until 2 November to take part in the consultation, which is available to complete online.