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Have your say on the Air Quality Action Plan

Taking action to improve air quality is crucial in order to improve the health of the population. There is growing evidence that air pollution is a significant contributor to preventable ill health and early death.These health impacts impose a cost on the economy estimated to run into billions.

It is a statutory duty for the Council to develop an AQAP following the declaration of an AQMA in response to an identified breach of the annual mean national air quality objective for nitrogen dioxide.

In Southend the primary source of air pollution is road traffic and we have assessed the contribution each category of vehicle type makes to the overall pollution burden.

Data from source apportionment analyses confirm that diesel vehicles are the main contributor of
pollution on roads in and adjacent to the Borough.

The emphasis of the plan is to firstly, develop measures that will provide the necessary emissions
reductions to achieve the air quality objectives within specified timescales, and, secondly, to act as a live document which can be continually reviewed and developed to ensure current measures are progressing and new measures are brought forward.

To view the consultation documents, please click here

For paper copies and details of consultation events please email PlaceConsultations@southend.gov.uk or call us on 01702 215408 quoting Air Quality consultation.

The consultation is open until 5pm on Friday 26th January 2018.