National Air Pollution Control Programme consultation

Closed 14 Mar 2019

Opened 14 Feb 2019


Under the National Emissions Ceiling Directive and the transposing domestic legislation The National Emissions Ceiling Regulations (2018) the Secretary of State is required to prepare and publish a UK National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP) by 1st April 2019.

Subject to EU Exit negotiations the NAPCP must also be submitted to the EU Commission on this date. This consultation seeks views on the draft NAPCP and the use of the estimates of abatement associated with the policy measures and also asks for any additional analysis or evidence that could be used.  We are also asking about clean air plans accross the UK.

We understand that many of those wishing to respond to this consultation may have interests pertaining to only some of these areas. We have designed the consultation to enable you to concentrate on the areas that are most relevant to you. Click on the link below to start.

You can also choose to submit your response to the consultation questions by email to or by post to National Air Pollution Control Programme consultation, Air Quality and Industrial Emissions Team, Defra, Ground Floor, Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF. However, all submissions must follow the consultation template in order to be considered.Please email to request a copy of the template which is available in English and Welsh.

The responses we receive now are important and will inform future interations UK National Air Pollution Control Programme.  We want to hear from all interested parties to help us shape our approach to air quality.

If you have any questions on this consultation, please email:


  • Environmental campaigners
  • Trade Unions
  • Government Agencies
  • Devolved Administrations
  • Energy sector
  • Industries and professional services
  • Environmental professional services
  • Local Authorities
  • Waste Producers and Handlers
  • Business/Private Sector
  • Waste Management Companies
  • Non-Government Organisation
  • Retail Industry
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Member of the General Public
  • Energy suppliers


  • Air pollution