Once an air quality management area (AQMA) has been declared, the Council must develop an action plan that sets out how it will work towards achieving the air quality objectives.
Salford together with the other Greater Manchester local authorities has declared a Greater Manchester wide AQMA. We have worked together with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to develop a Low Emissions Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions across the region. This plan is aligned with other regional strategies and plans such as the Greater Manchester Places for Everyone plan, Greater Manchester 2040 Transport Strategy, Greater Manchester Cycling and Walking Strategy and the Congestion Deal.
Because the majority of air quality pollutant emissions are road transport related, actions that will have an impact fall into the themes of:
In addition to the Air Quality Action Plan, Greater Manchester is also introducing a Clean Air Plan from 2022 to meet air quality legal limits for nitrogen dioxide as soon as possible.
The Greater Manchester local authorities, through the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and TfGM will produce an annual joint air quality Annual Status Report, which will outline progress with implementing actions set out in the air quality action plan and provide a summary of the latest annual air quality monitoring results.
Examples of actions being taken at a Greater Manchester level can be found on the Clean Air Greater Manchester website.
This page was last updated on 25 October 2021