London Air Quality Management

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0181
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How will the proposed LAQM Framework impact on your ability, as Mayor, to tackle air pollution from marine craft and associated infrastructure?

Answer

Answer for London Air Quality Management

Answer for London Air Quality Management

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The new LLAQM framework does not amend Planning policy so it will not have a specific impact on this area.

However, the LLAQM will place an increased emphasis on the importance of local authority work on Planning and development control in reducing pollution. This role will be highlighted via the LLAQM revised annual reporting regime, and through provision of annual LLAQM reports to the Transport and Environment Committee.

In addition, boroughs will continue to be able to access free support and advice on issues such as this via the LAQM Helpdesk, and the Mayor is providing Planning support for boroughs via the Mayor's Air Quality Fund.