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Northampton Low Emission Strategy 2016-2021

Consultation start: Friday 29th July 2016

Consultation finish: Friday 21st October 2016

Have your say!

Poor air quality represents a serious challenge to public health. Northampton Borough Council is currently developing, in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council and Public Health, the Northampton Low Emission Strategy (NLES). 

There are a number of Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) across the borough where we currently exceed national standards. Presently we total 7 AQMAs in Northampton.

The Strategy will form the basis of Northampton Borough Council's action plan to improve air quality, containing specific aims and objectives to be achieved over the next 5 years; however, it is recognised that work will need to continue beyond 2021 so the Strategy will be regularly reviewed to take into account changing needs, technologies and priorities.

The Strategy consists of three main themes:

  • Exploring the evidence for improving the quality of air in Northampton
  • What needs to be done to influence the town at a local level
  • How emissions can be reduced from different vehicle groups

This is your opportunity to contribute to the Strategy and we would encourage you to read the draft Strategy before completing the online questionnaire. There is also an opportunity to leave additional comments on the subject. All comments will be taken into consideration before the Strategy is finalised. If you require paper copies of the Strategy and questionnaire, you can contact us using the details below.

How to take part

Supporting documents

How results will be used 

All completed questionnaires and comments, received during the consultation period, will be taken into consideration when finalising the Strategy. 

For help or queries, or if you require a paper copy of the strategy and questionnaire, contact:

Please write to:

Environmental Health
Northampton Borough Council
The Guildhall
St Giles Street