Coventry, like many towns and cities in the UK, can have poor air quality, particularly close to areas with high levels of traffic.
The Environment Act 1995 introduced local air quality management (LAQM) which says all local authorities must assess air quality within their district. If the air quality in any area is not good enough, the local authority must declare an air quality management area (AQMA) and prepare an Action Plan to improve the air quality.
An Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) for the whole of Coventry was declared in 2009 because of high levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2).
As the whole city was named, we are able to make a detailed plan for air quality across Coventry, giving more power to tackle problem areas and help improve the air quality.
We are currently writing an action plan which aims to reduce emissions and improve air quality within the city limits.