Improving air quality: national plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities

Closed 15 Jun 2017

Opened 5 May 2017

Results expected 31 Jul 2017

Feedback expected 31 Jul 2017


The UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland are seeking views on a revised Plan to reduce levels of nitrogen dioxide around roads within the shortest possible time - the most immediate air quality challenge.

This consultation applies to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

It includes the consultation document; the draft UK Air Quality Plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide; and the Technical Report, which includes details of the modelling techniques and assumptions used in the draft Plan.

Before responding to the questions set out in the consultation, we recommend that you read at least the consultation document setting out our proposals.

Why your views matter

The Government is committed to build a stronger economy and a fairer society. A cleaner, healthier environment benefits people and the economy. Clean air is essential for making sure that the UK is a healthy and prosperous country for people to live and work.

What happens next

The Government aims to publish a summary of responses within 12 weeks of the consultation closing. The Government will publish a final revised UK Air Quality Plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide by 31 July 2017.


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