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Record number of consultation responses on air quality

Submitted by 12080 on Wed, 22/05/2019 - 09:21

It’s a record number in terms of consultations held by councils in the area as well as being one of the largest clean air consultation response rates in the country.

By comparison just over 18,000 people responded to the consultation on London’s recently introduced Ultra Low Emission Zone, Birmingham’s clean air zone consultation attracted just over 10,000 responses and in Leeds just under 9,000 people took part in the city’s clean air consultation.

Final call for responses to the air quality consultation

Submitted by 12080 on Thu, 16/05/2019 - 11:44

More than 11,000 people have already responded to the air quality consultation and anyone who hasn’t taken part yet only has until this Friday (17 May) to do so.

People are being urged to give their views on three important issues, which may affect the journeys they make, particularly if they drive an older vehicle and if they travel into Newcastle City Centre.

The three main issues covered by the consultation are:

Final week of air quality consultation

Submitted by 12080 on Mon, 13/05/2019 - 15:41

Thousands of people have already taken part in the air quality consultation, which is being led by Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside councils.

Poor air quality is known to be a huge risk to public health, with children, older people and those with existing conditions such as asthma, more likely to suffer.