Camden Clean Air Action Plan 2022-2026

Closes 16 Oct 2022

Opened 13 Aug 2022

Overview

Give us your views on air quality in Camden and our draft Camden Clean Air Action Plan 2022-2026

Air pollution is the largest environmental risk for health. Everyone is affected by air pollution and clean air is important for us all.

Our Camden Clean Air Action Plan 2022-2026 describes what Camden Council and other partners will do to improve air quality and protect health from air pollution over the next four years.

It also provides useful information, guidance and suggestions to help you protect your own health by avoiding air pollution and reducing emissions from your own activities.

It is relevant for everyone, whether you:

  • Live in Camden
  • Work in Camden
  • Run a business or employ people in Camden
  • Go to school (or take your children to school) in Camden
  • Go to university in Camden
  • Visit Camden

The Camden Clean Air Action Plan 2022-2026 is Camden Council's statutory Air Quality Action Plan, and has been produced as part of our legal requirements under Part IV of the Environment Act (1995) and in accordance with the London Local Air Quality Management (LLAQM) framework.

About this consultation

We are asking several questions about your experience of how air quality (air pollution) affects you, as well as asking for your views about whether you think our draft Clean Air Action Plan will help to clean the air you breathe.

You can answer as many of the questions as you like.

We will also ask for some information about you, but answering these questions is optional and any information you do provide will be treated confidentially and not shared with any third parties.

About the Camden Clean Air Action Plan 2022-2026

The draft Camden Clean Air Action Plan 2022-2026 has been produced with the help of the Clean Air Partnership, which is made up of Camden residents, schools, community groups and businesses.

The Clean Air Action Plan lists a range of outcomes for cleaner air and improved health in Camden, and the actions that we will take to achieve these over the next four years.

The outcomes for cleaner air and protecting health are categorised under seven key themes:

  • Reducing emissions from construction and development
  • Reducing emissions from buildings
  • Reducing emissions from transport
  • Supporting communities and schools
  • Indirect emissions and lobbying (reducing emissions from sources outside our direct control)
  • Public health and awareness
  • Indoor air quality and occupational exposure

We have summarised and incorporated the outcomes for cleaner air and the actions that we plan to take within this consultation survey.

You can also view and download the draft Camden Clean Air Action Plan 2022-2026 from the link at the bottom of this page.

Additionally, we have described our long-term commitments for achieving clean air in Camden, and these are set out in the Camden Clean Air Strategy 2019-2034 which is contained within the Action Plan document.

For further information about air quality in Camden, please visit our Air Quality webpages: https://www.camden.gov.uk/air-quality

Why your views matter

Camden's communities have a rich history of coming together to bring about social change.

We have developed a strong understanding of air quality and its effects on public health in Camden, but we want to hear about your experience of air pollution in the borough, as well as your thoughts on the draft Camden Clean Air Action Plan 2022-2026.

Your views matter because they will help to shape the approach and the actions we take to improve air quality and protect public health in Camden.

The London Borough of Camden has a statutory duty to consult key stakeholders during the process of developing the Clean Air Action Plan, under the Environment Act (1995) and associated London Local Air Quality Management (LLAQM) framework. We invite all interested parties to make any representations necessary by filling in and submitting your responses to the survey questions. If you wish to submit any additional evidence to support your response please contact us at airquality@camden.gov.uk.

Give us your views

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Business and local economy
  • Community and living
  • Environment
  • Social care and health
  • Transport and streets