Clean Air for Cornwall Strategy, Cornwall Council, report to cabinet, 16 March 2017
Air pollution is a problem in Cornwall, particularly for those in urban and urbanising areas.
In Cornwall, 17 neighbourhoods are among the most deprived (worst 10%) in England, and 9 of these are within AQMAs. The Neighbourhoods
and Public Protection Service has therefore sought to develop a robust policy for improving air quality linked to other areas of work within the
The aims of the Clean Air for Cornwall Strategy are:
To raise awareness of air quality problems in Cornwall and provide an integrated approach to improving air quality;
To reduce levels of pollution within AQMAs to below objective levels and improve the air quality in Cornwall as a whole;
To raise awareness of the links between health and travel, in respect of both air quality, and personal fitness;
To raise awareness and provide policy, guidance, and a framework for development and impact mitigation to those wishing to develop
To provide an approach for reducing emissions of fine particulates (PM2.5) in order to help improve and protect public health; and
To improve Cornwall Council’s performance in terms of emissions (primarily transport, but also fixed emissions such as heating) and
to provide strong leadership with regard to environmental sustainability and ensure that all Council activity is integrated in
considering the effect it has on air pollution.
Sounds good but what can and should be done? For the rest of this week we will be exploring the issues, problems and options.