Air Quality Action Plan

Air pollution is a issue that is having significant impacts on the health of residents, commuters and those who visit Barking and Dagenham. It is associated with several adverse health impacts and it is recognised as a contributing factor in the onset of heart disease and cancer. Additionally, air pollution particularly affects the most vulnerable in society: children and older people, and those with heart and lung conditions.

The draft Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) has been produced as part of the London Local Air Quality Management System, a statutory process by which boroughs monitor, assess and take actions to tackle local air pollution. The AQAP outlines the actions that will be taken to improve air quality in Barking and Dagenham between 2020-2025, under the following seven broad topics:

  1. Monitoring and other core statutory duties
  2. Emissions from developments and buildings
  3. Public health and awareness raising
  4. Delivery servicing and freight
  5. Borough fleet actions
  6. Localised solutions
  7. Cleaner transport

However, we need to ensure that these actions meet the needs of those who live, work, attend schools and visit Barking and Dagenham - this is why we are consulting the AQAP with you.

Our proposed plan outlines the actions that we will take to improve the quality of local air pollution in Barking and Dagenham between 2020-2025. The Environment Act 1995 requires us to consider any representations made in accordance with the consultation.

The closing date of this consultation is Monday 30th November 2020.

Air pollution is a issue that is having significant impacts on the health of residents, commuters and those who visit Barking and Dagenham. It is associated with several adverse health impacts and it is recognised as a contributing factor in the onset of heart disease and cancer. Additionally, air pollution particularly affects the most vulnerable in society: children and older people, and those with heart and lung conditions.

The draft Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) has been produced as part of the London Local Air Quality Management System, a statutory process by which boroughs monitor, assess and take actions to tackle local air pollution. The AQAP outlines the actions that will be taken to improve air quality in Barking and Dagenham between 2020-2025, under the following seven broad topics:

  1. Monitoring and other core statutory duties
  2. Emissions from developments and buildings
  3. Public health and awareness raising
  4. Delivery servicing and freight
  5. Borough fleet actions
  6. Localised solutions
  7. Cleaner transport

However, we need to ensure that these actions meet the needs of those who live, work, attend schools and visit Barking and Dagenham - this is why we are consulting the AQAP with you.

Our proposed plan outlines the actions that we will take to improve the quality of local air pollution in Barking and Dagenham between 2020-2025. The Environment Act 1995 requires us to consider any representations made in accordance with the consultation.

The closing date of this consultation is Monday 30th November 2020.