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Apologies for Absence

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillor George.


Declarations of Interest

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There were no declarations of interest at this meeting.


Air Quality Action Plan 2022-2027 pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Report of Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment)

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The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment) presenting the Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) 2023-2027 for consideration. 


On consideration of the report the Cabinet Member for Environment, Tourism and Culture reported that following consideration of the matter at the meeting of the Environment, Culture and Tourism Working Party held on 29 March 2023 a number of changes and adjustments were made to the action plan.




1. That the Air Quality Action Plan 2023-2027, set out at Appendix 1 for the Air Quality Management Area 2, set out at Appendix 2 to the submitted report, as amended to incorporate the views of the Environment, Culture and Tourism Working Party at its meeting held on 29 March 2023, be approved.


2. That the relevancy of air quality measures contained within the Air Quality Action Plan 2023-2027 to Air Quality Management Area 1 and the rest of the City of Southend, be acknowledged.


Reasons for decision:


The Council has a statutory duty to put in measures to improve local air quality through the development and implementation of an Air Quality Action Plan, to reduce the impact on the health of those living and working within Southend-on-Sea.


Other options:


None.  It is a statutory duty to adopt an Air Quality Action Plan where an Air Quality Management Area has been declared.


Note: This is an Executive Function

Referred direct to: Special Place Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Mulroney


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