Report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection.
The Committee considered a report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection which set out the statutory annual status report demonstrating progress in relation to air quality, the full report had been placed in the Members’ Room.
In response to a Member’s query on why there had been an increase in the Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, the Director of Port Health and Public Protection explained they were working with staff to identify the source and would then take the necessary steps to either eliminate the source or improve dispersion depending on the results.
In response to Members’ queries on rising levels of air pollution since 2011 in some areas but not in others and whether the City Corporation was working with the Academy Trusts to tackle air pollution; the Director of Port Health and Public Protection explained that road side locations were more affected by traffic and this had a knock-on effect on air pollution. Members were advised that whilst the City Corporation worked closely with schools, including Sir John Cass Primary School, the issue of air pollution would be dealt with by local councils for schools outside the City.
RESOLVED – That the Committee note the report.