Defra Consultation on draft plans to improve air quality tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities
EPUK is not confident the National Plans will deliver the NO2 limit values in as short as possible time, nor address the public health impacts from extended exposure to poor air quality.
Air quality causes major public health impacts. The new health and economic analysis serve to emphasise the need for large-scale and ambitious actions to deal with the
NO2 problem and these need to extend beyond EU limit value compliance.
The longer term perspective would also improve cost effectiveness as benefits are accrued over a longer time scale.
Read the full EPUK response