Air quality public consultation 2019
Gateshead council have asked us to make you aware of the consultation below.
Find out more and have your say.
Air pollution is a major public health concern. It affects us all, but the risks are greater for older people and children. Your views are needed on ways to clean up the air and make our area a healthier place to be. Take part before Friday 17 May at www.breathe-cleanair.com
Councils in Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside have been working together to develop proposals for improving air quality.
The three councils were given a legal order by the government to identify measures for improving air quality in the shortest possible time.
Government issued the order after their modelling showed that levels of pollution on parts of the A167 Central Motorway and Tyne Bridge and a section of the A1058 Coast Road will remain above legal limits unless further action is taken.
This site sets out details of proposals that have been developed by the three local authorities. In considering different measures we have sought to take into account the impact they might have on people and places, while also recognising that the worst pollution is in the urban centres and on commuter routes.
We would like your views on these proposals and on financial support or exemptions that could be put in place to help people affected.