LGA responds to Clean Air Strategy

Responding to today’s launch of the Government’s Clean Air Strategy, Cllr Martin Tett, Environment spokesman for the Local Government Association, said:


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“Councils are determined to reduce the impact of harmful emissions on the health of our communities but if the Government’s air quality plans and any new local powers are to be successful, they need to be underpinned by local flexibility and sufficient funding.

“Councils also need local powers to further tackle air pollution, particularly with regard to moving traffic offences, government support on planning and transport matters, and robust national action to help the country transition to low-emission vehicles and power generation.”