Decision details

Air Quality Action Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the Air Quality Action Plan as required by Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 in respect of the Air Quality Management Area declared in Swaffham.


That members approve the draft Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) for Swaffham and authorise delegated powers for the Executive Member People and Information to sign off the plan once it has been finalised.

Reasons for the decision:

To meet the duty imposed on the Council by Section 83 of the Environment Act 1995 to manage air quality and ensure that air quality objectives are met, through the declared AQMA and the production of an action plan.

Alternative options considered:

1.     Approve the adoption and inclusion of the plan action points for further investigation in the draft Air Quality Action Plan.  Delegate authority to the Executive Member People and Information to approve the final plan as it is developed and consulted in terms of the finer / specific details before its submission and approval by the Department of Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs.


2.     Do Nothing.

Report author: Andrew Grimley

Publication date: 01/05/2018

Date of decision: 01/05/2018

Decided at meeting: 01/05/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 09/05/2018

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