Location: Derby and Derbyshire
Purpose: Across Derby and Derbyshire there are 530 deaths and 5,400 life years lost due to air pollution, and so the county and city council created an air quality strategy to take a joined up approach to action.
Description: The strategy sets out three priorities for the region:
Reduce sources of air pollution;
Prioritise interventions with additional health benefits; and
Mitigate against the impacts on health.
To measure the level of success on the priorities the Derbyshire air quality working group has set out a baseline of 2017 air quality measurements. The strategy also details the policy levers at the two councils’ disposal that will be necessary to reach the targets. This includes active travel targets, zero emission vehicle uptake in the council’s fleet, installation of district heating schemes and reduction in solid fuel burning.
Conservative councillor/ council lead: Derbyshire County Council, Health and Wellbeing Board, Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Housing (city council), Cllr Roy Webb; Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Decarbonisation, Strategy Planning and Transport (city council), Cllr Steve Hassall; Cabinet Member for Health and Communities (county council), Cllr Carol Hart; Cabinet Member for Highway Assets and Transport, Cllr Kewall Singh Athwal and Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Environment, Cllr Carolyn Renwick.