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Open Consultation on Air Quality [UK]

An open consultation on ‘Air Quality: Draft Plans to Improve Air Quality’ is being featured on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs website (DEFRA).

The consultation, published on 12th September 2015, is hoping to attract feedback on new plans to meet air quality standards in the shortest time possible.

This consultation is only applicable to England, Wales and Northern Ireland with a consultation for Scotland to be conducted by the Scottish government from 14th September 2015.

The primary goal of the draft air quality plans is to reduce the negative impact that poor air quality can have on health and the environment. The government’s view is that a cleaner and healthier environment will benefit both people and the economy.

The draft plans details the current and future actions at local, regional and national level in order to meet the EU targets for nitrogen dioxide within the shortest possible time frame.

The consultation includes the following documents:

  • Consultation Document
  • Draft UK Overview
  • 38 Draft Zone Plans
  • Evidence Annexe

This consultation closes on 6th November 2015.

For more information please refer directly to the consultation webpage and the consultation documents.

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The consultation ‘Air quality: draft plans to improve air quality’ published on the https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/ webpage on 12th September 2015.

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