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Air Pollution: Ellesmere Port and Neston

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 9105, tabled on 7 September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to improve air quality in Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency.

Answered on

14 September 2015

The former Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council put in place an Air Quality Management Area and an Air Quality Action Plan covering Ellesmere Port in 2007 to address nitrogen dioxide (NO2) exceedances. Defra awarded £40,200 from the 2014 Air Quality Grant Fund to the Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Authority, which now has responsibility for Ellesmere Port, to develop a low emissions strategy that covers the borough and will make links to Action Plans and Local Transport Plans. The Government published plans on Saturday 12 September to reduce NO2 emissions in the UK.