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Clean Air Strategy 2019

Posted on February 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has issued The Clean Air Strategy 2019, this document builds on an extensive consultation process. 

This Clean Air Strategy sets out plans for:

  • Dealing with all sources of air pollution;
  • Making the air healthier to breathe;
  • Protecting nature and boosting the economy.

Within this, it will set out the comprehensive action that is required from across all parts of government and society to meet these goals.

New legislation will create a stronger and more coherent framework for action to tackle air pollution. New England-wide powers will be introduced to control major sources of air pollution, plus new local powers to take action in areas that have problems with air pollution. These will support the creation of Clean Air Zones to lower emissions from all sources of air pollution, backed up with clear enforcement mechanisms.

View the plan here