Have your say on the Draft Air Quality Action Plan from Friday 20 January to Friday 17 February 2023.
Air Pollution is recognised as a contributing factor in heart disease and cancer and particularly affects the most vulnerable like children, older people, and those with pre-existing health conditions.
The annual cost of air pollution in the UK is estimated to be around £16 billion. Everyone is affected by air pollution and clean air is important for us all.
That’s why we’ve developed our Air Quality Action Plan 2023-2028 setting out our vision to reduce pollution in Epping Forest District.
Have your say
We want your help and need to hear your views on the actions we are proposing to take.
The draft Air Quality Action Plan public consultation starts today (Friday 20 January 2023) and will be open until Friday 17 February 2023.
The Air Quality Action Plan is relevant for everyone, whether you:
- Live in the District
- Work in the District
- Go to school (or take your children to school) in the District
- Visit the District
Improving air quality across the district
Cllr Ken Williamson, Technical Services Portfolio Holder said:
The Air Quality Action Plan 2023-2028 is an exciting opportunity for us to make a difference and will help lead improvements of air quality across the district.
I look forward to seeing the proposed actions laid out in the action plan implemented especially the anti-idling policy around schools within the district.
We want to hear from residents to help us shape the Air Quality Action Plan and work towards improving the air quality within the district.
What happens after the consultation
Once we have reviewed all responses and incorporated your suggestions into the document, we will produce a final version of the Air Quality Action Plan.
Following the changes, The Air Quality Action Plan 2023-2028 will be considered for adoption by the Council’s Cabinet in March 2023.
If you wish to have more information on the draft Air Quality Action Plan please contact Environmental Health at:
- Email EnvironmentalHealth@eppingforestdc.gov.uk
- Call 01992 564000
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