Previous public consultations
Draft Air Quality Action Plan - May 2020
We would like to thank everybody who contributed to the consultation on our local Derby Air Quality Action Plan which progressed Derby’s national air quality objectives.
The plan helped us identify where we needed to focus attention and how we would work to improve the city’s air quality.
An Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) was produced as part of our statutory duties, as required by the Local Air Quality Management framework. It outlined the action we proposed to take to improve air quality in Derby between 2019 and 2024.
Feedback is currently being reviewed and we will continue to provide updates on the plan.
To ensure the Council understood your views and that they informed our proposals to achieve a local solution, an eight-week consultation took place on three proposals, from 30 July until 24 September 2018.
The results of the consultation were produced and can be viewed online.
Over 2,500 responses were received along with additional feedback from a range of stakeholders including residents, local businesses, public transport operators, taxi/private hire operators and HGV operators, which helped us identify and further the best scheme for Derby.
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The results informed the work we undertook to help determine the most appropriate solution for Derby.
Of the three options set out in the consultation document, the overwhelming support was for option one - the traffic management solution and the Council’s preferred option.
Just under three quarters of respondents (73.6%) agreed with the main measures set out in option one, compared to just 27.5% for option two (charging-zone within the inner ring road) and 17.1% for option three (charging zone within the outer ring road).
We gave the feedback careful consideration, along with other technical evidence to select and refine our preferred option, which we announced as Option One - Traffic Measures on Stafford Street.
A second phase consultation was undertaken from 31 October to 21 November 2018 on the Council’s preferred Local Air Quality Plan (LAQP).
The consultation was held to gather feedback on the scheme details as well as to assess preference for and help to develop the supporting measures to be included in the Local Air Quality Plan.
Following due consideration of all the comments received during the second phase, the following actions have now been completed:
- Further refinement of the Local Air Quality Plan has taken place and the feasibility of some design suggestions has been assessed.
- Provision of an updated FAQ page on the website to provide answers to commonly raised questions received during the consultation.
- Detailed responses have been provided to key stakeholder groups including the Strategic Bus Partnership and cycling representatives.
- A site visit has been completed with cycling representatives to understand the specific concerns raised during the consultation.
- Suggestions from stakeholders on support required are being given due consideration and being fed into the identification and confirmation of the mitigation measures for the Clean Air Fund bid.
Where concerns could not be specifically addressed through the refinement of the preferred option further consideration was given to the utilisation of other possible funding sources to address issues.
Full results for the second phase consultation:
- Air quality consultation findings report - October 2018
- Air quality second phase consultation executive summary
- Air quality second phase consultation final report
Further explanation of the Business Case submission and latest scheme designs were eventually published in February.