Air Quality and the Olympics

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0898
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What are the nearest air quality monitoring stations for the Olympic site? What action is being taken to measure pollution levels from the construction work on the site and also to ensure that air quality levels are improving, as set out in the Olympic bid document?

Answer

Answer for Air Quality and the Olympics

Answer for Air Quality and the Olympics

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The nearest Local Authority air quality monitoring stations adjacent to the Olympic Park are at Cam Road and Dawlish Road. The ODA will make arrangements within their Environmental Management Plan for dust monitoring. In addition contractors will use best practicable means to minimise dust and are required to follow the London Best Practice Guidance "The Control of Dust and Emissions from Construction and Demolition" published by the GLA and London Councils in November 2006 and adopt dust control measures for large sites of strategic importance.The ODA will drive continual improvement in environmental performance, including in air quality. As well as minimising the impact of construction activities, the ODA's Sustainable Development Strategy sets out a number of steps that will improve air quality. Initiatives include, prioritising walking and cycling and use of public transport to and within the Olympic Park and venues, enhancing plant life within the park.