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Have your say on plans to improve air quality

Wycombe District Council has today (1 August 2018) launched a consultation on plans to improve air quality in Marlow and High Wycombe.

Following the declaration of two new air quality management areas last year, the council has been working with partners including Buckinghamshire County Council, bus companies,Transition Town Marlow and Wycombe Friends of the Earth to develop an action plan aimed at reducing nitrogen dioxide levels and improving air quality in the Wycombe district.

Cllr Julia Adey, Wycombe District Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, commented: “We are confident that the plan will improve air quality, but we want to hear what you think about what we’re proposing to do. Do you think that the plan goes far enough or does it may be go too far? How could the plan be improved? What, if any, additional actions would you like us to consider? These are all the things that we want you to tell us during this consultation, so that we have a plan that we can all agree and sign up to.”

The current list of 25 proposed actions fall into three broad themes:

  1. National legislation and local policies
  2. Transport and infrastructure
  3. Public engagement and behaviour  

The consultation is open until 11 September.  

Have your say in the consultation: draft air quality action plan