Have your say on air quality

The city council is wanting to hear our views on air quality in Portsmouth.

The quality of the air that we breathe plays a big part in the health of our local communities. The current legal limits on ambient air quality in Portsmouth, as in many other busy cities, can sometimes be exceeded at certain locations.

Cllr Stephen Morgan, Labour’s environment spokesperson, said:

“Last year the council undertook helpful studies which found that local people are really concerned about the levels of pollution in some parts of the city. Anxieties over asthma, heart problems and lung disease require urgent attention.

It is imperative the council continues to respond to this important feedback and demonstrates its commitment to good air quality.

More must be done. All residents must be able to benefit from cleaner air in our city”.

To help the city council improve air quality they have developed a draft strategy. This ten year strategy sets out the city’s aspirations for improving and maintaining healthy air quality in Portsmouth. 

The council is now inviting views on the draft strategy. Please read the draft strategy visit www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/environment/air-quality-in-portsmouth.aspx and to complete the survey go to www.research.net/r/PCCAIRSTRATEGY2017

The deadline for responses is 8 May 2017.