MD1506 London Local Air Quality Management System Consultation

Type of decision: 
Mayoral decision
Code: 
MD1506
Date signed: 
22 July 2015
Decision by: 
Boris Johnson MP (past staff), Mayor of London

Executive summary

This request seeks authorisation to undertake a public consultation on the draft proposals for a new system for the 32 London boroughs and the City of London to manage London’s local air quality. These changes are being proposed using statutory powers given to the Mayor under Part IV of the Environment Act 1995.

Currently, boroughs are required to comply with a national statutory framework for Local Air Quality Management, but this does not meet the specific challenges and opportunities within London.

The proposed new system will be managed by the GLA and will help to ensure that local authority responsibilities are clear, reflect statutory requirements, and that local action to reduce pollution is more targeted, coordinated and effective. It will also demonstrate that the Mayor is executing his statutory duties to ensure that boroughs are delivering effective local action on air quality.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice