Agenda item

Deep Dive: CR21 Air Quality

Report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection.



The Committee received the report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection on the Deep Dive: CR21 Air Quality.


The Committee was informed that the Health and Social Care Scrutiny had noted the report. Officers believe there are up to 16 sites that are operating diesel generators. Resources have been put in place to ensure that the City is tackling the issues which are raised from the use of the generators.


A Member asked if PM2.5 was being discharged from the generators and what was being done to prevent the use of the generators. It was noted that the City is working with various businesses to discourage the use of generators. This was followed by another Member who asked how the City measures emissions from boats. Officers advised that monitoring takes place on various parts of the river.


Members also questioned about the City of London’s own back-up generators and the need to explore its own resilience. Officers agreed to look further into this and work with the City Surveyor on the matter.


RESOLVED – That the Committee noted the report. 


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