LGA responds to funding for councils to improve air quality

“To further tackle air pollution, the Government needs to use the Queen’s Speech to give councils more powers, like the ability for them all to enforce moving traffic offences."


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Responding to the Government’s announcement of the latest round of funding to help local authorities improve air quality across England, the Local Government Association’s transport spokesman, Cllr David Renard said:

“Air pollution is a public health emergency and this funding will help councils tackle the impact that harmful emissions have on our communities in all its forms.

“Good air quality is vital for our health and quality of life as well as the environment. We need to be able to live in safe communities, which includes making sure the air we breathe is as free from pollution as possible. 

“To further tackle air pollution, the Government needs to use the Queen’s Speech to give councils more powers, like the ability for them all to enforce moving traffic offences. If we’re to truly tackle air pollution, we need government support to enable us to deliver effective local plans, and robust national action to help the country transition to low-emission vehicles and local economies.”