Issue - decisions
The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Neighbourhoods & Environment) proposing the declaration of an air quality management area following an assessment of the air quality at the junction of Victoria Avenue, West Street and Princes Crescent A127.
1. That the outcome of the 2020 Local Air Quality Management Detailed Assessment for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council for nitrogen dioxide exceedences at the junctions of Victoria Avenue, West Street and Priory Crescent, be noted.
2. That the proposed Air Quality Management Area boundaries for nitrogen dioxide, detailed within Appendix 1 to the submitted report as the Air Quality Management Area (No. 2) 2020, be declared and that an Order be made under the Provisions of Section 83(1) of the Environment Act 1995 by formally designating the area as an Air Quality Management Area as detailed in Appendix 2 to the report.
3. That the Air Quality Action Plan adopted by Council in July 2018 be reviewed in order to take into consideration the second AQMA.
Reason for decision:
The Council has a statutory duty to review air quality in the Borough and assess whether standards and objectives are being achieved. Where air quality objectives are not met the Council must declare an AQMA and develop an air quality action plan to try to improve air quality.
Note: This is an Executive Function
Eligible for call-in to: Place Scrutiny Committee
Executive Member: Cllr Mulroney