£6 million to improve air quality in local communities

Local authorities across England can now apply for a share of £6 million of government funding to deliver projects to improve air quality. The annual Air Quality Grant helps councils develop and implement measures to benefit schools, businesses and communities and reduce the impact of air pollution on people’s health. Since 2010, more than £53 […]

Plans unveiled to improve local authority action on air quality

A consultation on delivering cleaner air in towns, cities and rural areas across England has been launched today (11 April). The Government is seeking views on a revised Air Quality Strategy which outlines how councils in England should use their existing powers and responsibilities more effectively to deliver improvements to air quality. The draft strategy includes: Following […]

National Highways to work with local authorities on air quality improvement schemes

Local councils will have a new strengthened framework to improve air quality, under new plans announced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Using powers in the Environment Act, National Highways is to become the first designated “Relevant Public Authority” placing a legal requirement on it to work together with local councils when […]

Permeable road surfacing project among 25 projects in England to receive government funding

A permeable road surface project is among 25 new flooding and coastal resilience projects across England that have been awarded government funding. In Slough, the project will take the innovative Chinese ‘sponge city’ concept to address the challenges of surface water and river flooding in a heavily urbanised environment. This will include permeable road surfacing, […]


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