The package of measures proposed under the Local Air Quality Plan is part of wider air quality improvement work being undertaken by the Council. The Local Air Quality Plan only comprises of measures designed to deal with a localised and specific problem arising from the Government’s approach to achieving compliance with the EU Limit Value for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2).
The Council has developed a range of measures that are essential in supporting air quality improvements. There are various funding opportunities available from Government to support such schemes which the Council has already taken advantage of.
Funding has already been received for the following supporting projects:
The Council is involved in a significant number of capital and revenue projects designed to support and increase the uptake of sustainable modes of travel in Derby, including walking, cycling, car sharing and smarter ways of working. This includes continued investment in new and improved cycle routes connecting key destinations across the city. Including:
The Council manages an extensive behavioural change programme, which runs until 31st March 2020, following a successful bid to the Department for Transport’s Access Fund. Key projects in the Access Fund programme include:
Cycle Derby is a project which provides a wide range of services to support and enable people from all walks of life to cycle including:
Further information on how the Council monitor air pollution and to view the links to the Annual Status Reports is available online.
Further information on how the Council are helping to reduce emissions from biomass burning, planning controls and Environmental Permitting is available here