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Delivery of the National Air Quality Plan: a local perspective

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Hear from those who are working directly with the latest policy and get an insight into the likely implications from Defra’s upcoming Air Quality Plan.

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Delivery of the National Air Quality Plan: a local perspective

  1. 1. Delivery of the National Air Quality Plan: a local perspective
  2. 2. Overview • Background • Monitoring strategy • Timeline • Leeds Action Plan • National versus local model • Target Determination • Challenges
  3. 3. Monitoring Strategy Site: Corn Exchange* Int’nal Pool* Bishopgate St* Jack Lane Hunslet* Norman Row Kirkstall^ Headingley * Rein Rd Morley^ Main StreetPool ^ 2015 54 X X 46 46 40 42 52 2016 51 42 (75) 45 44 40 41 57 Key: • *Annual Average NO2 values (ug.m-3) / data from Automatic Monitoring Stations • ^Mean average NO2 values Data from diffusion tube sites (Ave)
  4. 4. Timeline Activity Timescale Outline business case submitted January 17 Draft National Air Quality Plan May 17 End of Consultation July 17 Executive Board Report (1) July 17 Executive Board Report (2) Sept 17 2nd Stage Business Case Sept 17 Public Consultation Autumn 17 Final Executive Board Report December 2017 Formal Consultation Early 2018 Final Business Case March/ April 2018
  5. 5. Leeds Action Plan
  6. 6. Increasing sustainable and clean modes of transport City Connect Scheme Leeds Transport Plan
  7. 7. Accelerate the uptake of cleaner vehicles within the domestic market Increased uptake of plug in vehicle registration in Leeds 2014 - 2016 Free LCC ULEV Parking Permit introduced March 2016
  8. 8. Fleet Changes and Alternative Fuels Body copy
  9. 9. Improved Promotion and Profile Body copy
  10. 10. National Versus Local
  11. 11. Detailed local map
  12. 12. Target Determination (extract from draft guidance) “The overarching principle is that if the difference between the local and PCM outputs exceeds a reasonable tolerance (which is being defined internally) then there is a need to carry out further evaluation of the evidence (including the transport and air quality modelling evidence) to explore the reasons for the difference. “
  13. 13. Target Determination (extract from draft guidance) JAQU and local authorities will work together during the process. Local authorities should provide the local modelling outputs (as outlined in the minimum modelling requirements) to enable JAQU to compare the Local Model with the corresponding year of the full National model (full PCM): • Maximum NO2 concentrations for all road links on an excel file (with Census ID) for their baseyear, interim and baseline for 2020 (and any other relevant baseline dates) • The accompanying shapefiles • Updated air quality and transport modelling reports produced that reflect the methods used and include a summary of the results. This should include details of quality assurance carried out presented in a draft analytical assurance statement (see box 1 below). This will put the outputs into context and can feed in to the independent review panel.
  14. 14. Challenges • Funding • JAQU in its infancy • A lot of unknowns o Framework and plan o Charging levels o Retrofit scheme • Secondary objective • Urban motorway network • Consultation process
  15. 15. Questions?

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