Decision details

Review of the Council's Air Quality Action Plan

Decision Maker: Environment and Neighbourhood Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


A Review of the Council's Air Quality Action Plan which states what actions the Council will take to improve air quality in it's area over the next 5 years.


Dave Trew, Lead Officer - Pollution Control, and David Kingstone, Team Leader - Licensing & Environmental Compliance, presented the report.


Following the presentation, the public gallery was reminded by the Chair, under Standing Order 14.4, that questions from residents were not possible.


The Chair drew attention to the letter received from the Greater London Authority, which proposed three minor amendments to the published Action Plan (to which officers concurred), and was tabled for Members’ consideration.


Members began debate noting the overall concern for air quality in the borough among consultation respondents and focussing on issues related to the Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), including HGVs on the surrounding roads and impact on landfill usage.


Further consideration was given by Members to transport including electric cars, and car emissions, as well as the ‘school run’, ‘car-free days’ and use of public transport.


Finally members turned to the topic of consultation including the means employed and level of response.


Following the resumption of interruption from the public gallery, the Chair, under Standing Order 14.1, ordered a member of the public to leave the meeting room.



1.    The amendments that have been made to the draft revised Air Quality Action Plan be agreed as an adequate reflection of responses received as a result of the consultation.

2.    It be agreed that the content of the revised Air Quality Action Plan be submitted to the Greater London Authority (GLA) for final approval.

Report author: David Kingstone

Publication date: 20/03/2019

Date of decision: 07/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 07/03/2019 - Environment and Neighbourhood Committee

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