Kingston Council announces draft of new Air Quality Action Plan

The new plan sets out the actions that the Council will take with partners and communities over the next five years to improve air quality across the borough and improve the health of residents.

The plan has been shaped by Kingston residents following our Citizens’ Assembly on Air Quality which brought together 38 randomly selected people from the borough to develop recommendations on how to collectively improve our air quality. This was the first ever citizens’ assembly in the UK to focus on air quality. 

More information about the event can be found on our website and footage can be watched on Youtube, as can an overview of the event.

The Air Quality Action Plan contains a variety of themes, such as removing pollutants from school boundaries, planning and enforcement, greener transport and infrastructure, awareness raising and transition to sustainable transport. Each with a number of actions which will reduce air pollution and contribute to a cleaner, greener, healthier Kingston for everyone.

Councillor Hilary Gander, Portfolio Holder, Environment & Sustainable Transport said:

Air pollution affects us all, so I look forward to residents’ feedback and working with residents and other stakeholders on making the changes we need to make.

The plan is available to read and for comment at until 17 January 2021.