Draft Air Quality Action Plan

What do you think

Consultation on our draft Air Quality Action Plan is underway and comments are welcome.

The draft Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) outlines the actions we will take to improve air quality in the district between 2024 and 2029. 

Air quality action plans are legally required for any existing air quality management areas (AQMA). 

The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) enforces the requirement and maintenance of AQAPs. 

The plan requires updating every five years to ensure measures remain relevant and to monitor progress on the reduction of NO2 emissions at the AQMA sites. 

This draft plan replaces the previous plan which ran from 2018 to 2023. 

The AQAP has been updated to reflect ambitions presented in the new draft Local Plan and new draft Transport Strategy.

Specific details have been provided in the Air Quality Action Plan Measures section of the document. 

The document also includes an update and summary of current air quality in the AQMAs.

Based on this data, it’s recommended that the AQMAs remain in place.

Read the draft Air Quality Action Plan

Have your say

Our draft AQAP will ensure we can continue to monitor how we are doing and sets out clear targets on what we want to achieve by 2029. 

Before we finalise the draft plan, we want to give you the opportunity to have your say to ensure the plan works for everyone. 

Give us your views by completing our questionnaire by 5pm on Monday 3 June 2024.

If you need a paper copy of the survey, or if you have a need or disability that means you need the document (or aspects of it) in a different format, please contact Victoria Asimaki, Principal Policy Officer (Engagement) at consultations@canterbury.gov.uk.

If you would like to see what questions you will be asked before you start filling in the survey, you can see a list of the questions.

Please note: only one submission per person will be accepted for this consultation. Any subsequent submissions will be deleted.

What happens next?

All the feedback we receive will be reported to councillors and taken into account before the final Air Quality Action Plan is adopted. 

Published: 12 March 2024

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