Due to a large amount of interest the Council is extending its public consultation on measures aimed at improving the Borough's air quality.
The consultation highlights 11 possible steps the Council could take to reduce Nitrogen Dioxide levels and will now run until 15 October.
Amongst the steps under consideration are proposals to make local buses and taxis greener, encourage more cycling and walking and promote more bus and ferry use.
One of the measures which has received particular attention is the introduction of a charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ). The Government has identified Clean Air Zones (CAZ) that include charging as the measure it is able to model nationally which will achieve improvements to air quality most quickly. However, the Council is working on a range of other measures, such as those above, to improve air quality, so we are confident that this last resort will not prove necessary.
Cllr Trevor Cartwright, Executive Member for Health and Public Protection at Fareham Borough Council, said: "Air quality is a national issue and it's good to see so many people engaging with the conversation about it on a local level. How clean our air is affects the health and wellbeing of everyone and by extending the deadline for feedback on these measures we hope as many people as possible will be able to have their say."
To take part in the consultation and to view the proposals in full visit: www.fareham.gov.uk/letscleartheair.
Once the consultation has closed the feedback will be analysed and we will make any necessary changes to the proposals. We will then submit a business case to the Government by the end of year, as they will fund the measures.
For further information contact:
The Communications Team, Tel: 01329 824310
fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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