DDC has launched a consultation on a draft Air Quality Action Plan to mark Clean Air Day
DDC Launches Consultation on Draft Air Quality Action Plan
To mark Clean Air Day (15 June 2023) Dover District Council has launched a consultation on a draft Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) that aims to improve air quality in the district over the next five years. Poor air quality has a profound impact on the environment and public health, contributing to conditions from asthma and heart disease to cancer.
The Action Plan seeks to address emissions from cars, lorries and buses which are the main cause of poor air quality in the district.
Cllr Jamie Pout, cabinet member for environmental services, said: “Improving the quality of the air that we breathe is a key priority for all of us. It goes to the very heart of our health and the need to cut traffic pollution. The Council alone can’t improve air quality, but we can play a role in setting the agenda, influencing decision-making, and encouraging behaviour change.
“We want to hear from residents and businesses about how air quality affects them, and what they think of the Action Plan.”
Read the draft Air Quality Action Plan and have your say by completing a short online questionnaire.
Posted on 15 June 2023