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Roads: Air Pollution

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 12068, tabled on 8 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to minimise the level of road air pollution outside of UK fast food restaurants and drive-through points.

Answered on

15 June 2021

Local Authorities are required to review and assess local air quality. If their assessment shows that local pollution levels exceed, or are likely to exceed, local air quality objectives in locations where members of the public might be regularly exposed they must declare an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) and develop an Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) with the aim of reducing air pollution to within statutory limits. This would include identifying and addressing any issues arising from fast food restaurants and drive-through points.