Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Salford City Council - Record of Decision (Cabinet)
The report dated 8 September 2020 titled ‘Consultation on the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan: Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside’, and the specific Officer recommendations therein:
That Salford City Council:
The Reasons are: Progress continues to be made towards developing a Charging Clean Air Zone in Greater Manchester; the undertaking of a statutory public consultation (as soon as reasonably practicable) – is a key Government requirement.
Financial Advice obtained: Joanne Hardman, Chief Finance Officer.
Procurement Advice obtained: There are no specific procurement implications arising from this update report.
HR Advice obtained: Not applicable.
Climate Change Advice obtained: The implementation of the GM CAP will have a positive effect on climate change and it will improve the air quality in Salford and Greater Manchester, providing health benefits for local residents. It aims to:
· Bring NO2 emissions within legal limits as soon as possible and by 2024 at the latest.
· Discourage polluting commercial vehicles from travelling on local roads in Greater Manchester.
· Encourage businesses to switch to cleaner, low- or zero-emission vehicles.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) is one of a group of highly reactive gases known as nitrogen oxides (NOx) - NO2 gets in the air from the burning of fuel. Breathing air with a high concentration of NO2 can irritate airways in the human respiratory system. Exposures over short periods can aggravate respiratory diseases, particularly asthma, leading to respiratory symptoms, hospital admissions and visits to A&E. Longer exposures to elevated concentrations of NO2 may contribute to the development of asthma and potentially increase susceptibility to respiratory infections. People with asthma, as well as children and the elderly are generally at greater risk from the health effects of NO2.
NO2 along with other NOx also impacts the environment – as it reacts with other chemicals in the air to form both particulate matter and ozone, harming rivers, lakes, and coastal waters as well as our green space.
Salford and the other GM local authorities need to take action to improve air quality, now and for future generations.
The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:
· 31 July 2020, report to GMCA: GM Clean Air Plan Consultation
· 28 July 2020, report to Salford Cabinet: Clean Air Plan Update
· 29 May 2020, report to GMCA: Clean Air Plan Update
· 31 January 2020, report to GMCA: Clean Air Plan Update
· 28 January 2020, report to Salford Cabinet: Clean Air Plan Update
· 26 July 2019, report to GMCA: Clean Air Update
· 1 March 2019, report to GMCA: Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan – Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside – Outline Business Case
· 11 January 2019, report to GMCA/AGMA: Clean Air Update
· 14 December 2018, report to GMCA: Clean Air Update
· 30 November 2018, report to GMCA: Clean Air Plan Update
· 26 October 2018, report to GMCA: GM Clean Air Plan Update on Local Air Quality Monitoring
· 15 November 2018, report to HPEOS Committee: Clean Air Update
· 16 August 2018, report to HPEOS Committee: GM Clean Air Plan Update
· UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations, Defra and DfT, July 2017
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Publication date: 11/09/2020
Date of decision: 08/09/2020
Decided at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Cabinet