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North Yorkshire County Council: Air quality strategy 2021 - 2045

  • Location: North Yorkshire

  • Purpose: The council was concerned about the number of air pollution hotspots across the county. To reduce pollution to safer levels the council created a strategy to ensure the region has a coordinated approach at all local council tiers, through the planning system and to nudge behaviours that improve air quality.

  • Description: The strategy has two elements:

    1. The nature of the problem: This includes the composition of the air pollutants causing the hotspots and the county’s monitoring operation.

    2. The solution: This includes how the council aims to utilise national policy and frameworks to implement their air quality strategy and commitments which include a county-wide air quality officer, targets for electric vehicle infrastructure, active travel and school buses.

  • Conservative councillor/ council lead: Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, Cllr Keane Duncan and Executive Member for Working in Localities and the Council’s Response to Climate Change, Cllr Greg White.

  • Further links: The strategy, Yorkshire Post write up and the Air Quality News write up.


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