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Consultation launched on plans to improve the air quality in High Wycombe and Marlow

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A consultation has been launched on plans to improve air quality in High Wycombe and Marlow.

The consultation, which is being run by Wycombe District Council, was launched on Wednesday 1st August 2018 and will run until Tuesday 11th September 2018.

Wycombe District Council has been working with partners including Buckinghamshire County Council, bus companies, Transition Town Marlow and Wycombe Friends of the Earth to develop an action plan aimed at reducing nitrogen dioxide levels and improving air quality in the Wycombe district. This follows the declaration of two new air quality management areas in 2017.

Cllr Julia Adey, Wycombe District Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, commented: ‘We are confident that the plan will improve air quality, but we want to hear what you think about what we’re proposing to do.

Do you think that the plan goes far enough or does it may be go too far?

How could the plan be improved?

What, if any, additional actions would you like us to consider?

These are all the things that we want you to tell us during this consultation, so that we have a plan that we can all agree and sign up to.

Currently there is a list of 25 proposed actions which fall into three broad themes:

  • National legislation and local policies.
  • Transport and infrastructure.
  • Public engagement and behaviour.

Further information and to give your views in the consultation can be found on the ‘Draft air quality action plan‘ page on the Wycombe District Council Website.

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