Air pollution at river crossings

Meeting: 
MQT on 2010-10-13
Session date: 
October 13, 2010
Reference: 
2010/3128
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

According to your modelling for nitrogen dioxide emissions, will the area around the north and south entrances to the Blackwall Tunnel and the site of the proposed Silvertown Crossing still exceed the European limit values in 2015?

Answer

Answer for Air pollution at river crossings

Answer for Air pollution at river crossings

Answered By: 
The Mayor

According to modelling for my draft Air Quality Strategy, roadside locations around the south and north entrances to the Blackwall Tunnel are expected to exceed the European limit values for NO2 in 2015.

The strategy provides a number of wide ranging policies to reduce air pollution in London and to move towards meeting the EU Limit Values for NO2, but recognises that meeting the 2015 limit values at all locations is very challenging and that additional action by Government will be required.

Modelling also shows that the area of the proposed Silvertown crossing is not expected to exceed the NO2 limit values in 2015. However, there may be roadside sites in the surrounding area that could exceed it. An Environmental Impact Assessment will be carried out for any proposed river crossing at Silvertown, to fully understand, among other things, the air quality impact. *