Local Air Quality Management Call for Evidence – Designation of Relevant Public Authorities

District councils are responsible for air quality management and preparing action plans in respect of air quality management areas under the Environment Act 1995. This forms an important part of their environmental health responsibilities. However districts lack some of the principal tools that can be used to change and influence behaviours and can have the greatest impact on the main causes of poor air quality – such as the introduction of road charging schemes and workplace parking levies. In shire counties, these powers are held by county councils.

Please see our response to the Local Air Quality Management Call for Evidence.

Date: January 2021