Air pollution in Leeds – public consultation

Leeds City Council is looking for people living, working and commuting in Leeds and the wider region to have their say on our proposals to reduce air pollution and protect the health of people in the city. It’s important that they receive responses from people in a wide range of communities.

This public consultation is open from 2 January to 2 March 2018.

Why we need to reduce air pollution

We can’t always see it but air pollution has serious implications for our health. Evidence shows that spending time in areas with high levels of air pollution can worsen asthma symptoms, damage lung function and is linked with an estimated 40,000 premature deaths in the UK every year.

Public responses to the consultation will shape the council’s final air quality proposal which will be presented to the government later in the year.

The final proposal will need to allow the city to comply with national air quality levels in the shortest possible timescale whilst considering the overall impact on Leeds—including financial impacts, inequality and the displacement of emissions to other areas.

Find out more and complete the survey https://www.leeds.gov.uk/business/environmental-health-for-business/air-quality

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