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Views wanted on air quality strategy for North Yorkshire

Views wanted on air quality strategy for North Yorkshire

Published by Harry Long at 5:32pm 14th February 2020.

North Yorkshire County Council wants the public's views on a draft air quality strategy.

  • The air quality strategy aims to reduce the impact of pollution on health and the environment.
  • North Yorkshire County Council is asking for the public's views.  
  • The strategy runs from today until 16th March.  

The strategy aims to reduce the impact of pollution on health and the environment.

A key area of the draft strategy is the role sustainable travel can play in improving air quality.  Walking, cycling, or using low emission vehicles can all have a positive impact on reducing air pollution.

The county council is now seeking the public’s views on the county’s draft Air Quality Strategy, which aims to strengthen existing work and partnerships across the region.

The public survey runs from today until 16th March.  

North Yorkshire County Council county hall

Cllr Don Mackenzie, North Yorkshire’s executive member for access, said:

“This draft strategy provides an opportunity to set out the ways in which we will help to protect and improve outdoor air quality across North Yorkshire, for example, decreasing our reliance on cars by increasing use of public transport.

“By doing so, it is hoped the county will remain a special place for everyone to live, work and visit.”

You can find out more about the strategy here.