Air Quality in Lambeth

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2959
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Last Month Lambeth held a Clean Air Week to highlight the Air pollution issues in the Borough. What help are you giving Lambeth Residence to clean up their air?

Answer

Answer for Air Quality in Lambeth

Answer for Air Quality in Lambeth

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We support all boroughs by providing the statutory London Local Air Quality Management framework. This includes extensive technical guidance, bespoke pollution maps, and breakdowns of the sources of pollution in each borough, to help them with fulfilling their statutory duties.

Boroughs are also supported in a number of other ways, for example:

       All boroughs are provided with funding for Healthy Streets improvements through their Local Implementation Plans (LIP). Lambeth's LIP allocation for 17/18 is £4,208,000.

       All boroughs can apply for specific air quality funding through the Mayor's Air Quality Fund (MAQF). In this round of the MAQF Lambeth are participating in three projects which have been awarded over £900,000 in total; these are an idling project, a construction project and a freight consolidation project.

       Many boroughs are also benefitting from my 12 new Clean Bus Zones. One of these is scheduled for Lambeth - it will extend from Brixton Hill via Stockwell Road and Streatham High Road to Streatham Place.

       I am providing comprehensive air quality audits for 50 of our most polluted primary schools across London, and two of Lambeth's schools will benefit from an audit.

       I have also recently announced a new Mayor's Air Quality Business Fund, which is offering £1m for five new Business Low Emission Neighbourhoods for locations across London, and we encourage Business Improvement Districts and businesses in Lambeth to work with the council to develop an application.