Still time to help shape Wandsworth’s Air Quality Action Plan

Published: Thursday 30th July 15

There is still time to have your say on Wandsworth’s draft Air Quality Action Plan before the public consultation draws to a close on August 5.

You can download the draft plan from the council website and provide feedback using the online questionnaire.

Residents can also email their comments to EIteam@wandsworth.gov.uk or post them to:

David Kennett
Environmental Services
Public Health
Town Hall 
Wandsworth High Street
London SW18 2PU  

The draft action plan sets out a raft of measures designed to bring down levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PM10) and to reduce their effects on residents’ health and well-being.

It builds upon the borough’s existing action plan which includes several initiatives that have now been completed or superseded.

The actions put forward aim to tackle the sources of pollution - including traffic, boilers and construction - as well as education and awareness campaigns, lobbying, a borough wide air quality monitoring programme and partnership initiatives which will see the council working closely with community groups and individuals residents.

Environment spokesman Jonathan Cook said:

“Wandsworth, in common with every inner London borough, has streets where air pollution is too high and must be brought down. We have made considerable progress in tackling these hotspots in recent years but more needs to be done to reduce the impact of poor air quality on our residents’ health.

“The draft action plan aims to accelerate the improvements we’ve made in places like Putney High Street and to expand the programme of local initiatives we run in partnership with community groups and residents.

“It would ensure the council uses its full range of powers, influence and resources to tackle the issue in a joined up and well coordinated way. We have to address air quality on every front to make the maximum impact, from educating our young people and improving public transport, to controlling construction emissions and cleaning up our own vehicle fleet.

“Everyone has a part to play in reducing pollution and we want to hear your views on this proposal. The feedback we received will help us to improve and fine tune this action plan and I encourage you to share your ideas with us.”

The feedback received during the 12 week consultation period will be used to shape and refine the final version of the action plan.

Find our more about the council’s air quality work at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/airquality

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Recent comments

Just one small point, some including members of our local residents association are against 20 MPH speed limits. They forget the the real and proven benefits of this, no one wants to live in poor quality air, I am sure traffic is V. high on the list, speed restrictions are a fundamental part of reducing local and general pollution through emissions.
Trevor Gulliver

31 July 2015

Please improve the bus taking experience by having bus shelters which are draught free and heated with padded seats and musak.
Antony

31 July 2015