Views sought on Northampton Low Emission Strategy

Published: Friday, 29 July 2016

A 12 week public consultation to gather views on air quality issues in Northampton and the main themes of the Northampton Low Emission Strategy began today (29 July).

The key purpose of the Northampton Low Emission Strategy (NLES) is to address a number of Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) located across the borough and to guide Northampton towards meeting its legal obligations with regard to action on air quality.

The strategy will focus on three key themes - the links between air quality and health; creating a low emission future for Northampton; and reducing vehicle emissions.

Councillor Alan Bottwood, Cabinet Member for Environment, said:

“Up until now the draft strategy has had input from a range of technical experts on topics such as air quality, climate change, transport policy, planning policy and development control, sustainability and public health.

“In order for the new strategy to be successfully developed, delivered and adopted, views from the public are absolutely necessary.

“Therefore I encourage Northampton’s residents and businesses to take the time to input into the strategy by participating in this consultation.”

Participation in the consultation is in the form of a short, online questionnaire. If online access is not possible, please contact the Environmental Health Team to discuss alternative options. Contact details can be found on the consultation page.

The consultation will run until 21 October 2016.

The results of the consultation will be fed into the draft strategy before submission to Northampton Borough Council’s Cabinet for their consideration later in Autumn 2016.