Air quality near schools

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1892
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following your recent visit to Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School in Aldgate - during which you witnessed first-hand the dangerous levels of air pollution around London's schools - will you look at strengthening the air quality provisions in the London Plan to actively discourage new schools, care homes or health clinics being located near existing air pollution hotspots?

Answer

Answer for Air quality near schools

Answer for Air quality near schools

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. Schools, Care Homes and health clinics house some of the most vulnerable members of our society, as such special care needs to be taken to make sure they are located in the most suitable locations.

I will ensure that the new London Plan reflects the best information about air pollution in London and works with the London boroughs to make sure that the most sensitive developments are only allowed in suitable areas, while I continue to work to improve air quality for all Londoners.