Motorways: Air Pollution

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 17 October 2023.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Labour, Lancaster and Fleetwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to improve air quality on the A6 between junctions 33 and 34 of the M6 motorway.

Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Local authorities are required by the Environment Act 1995 to review air quality in their area and designate an Air Quality Management Area if improvements are necessary. Lancaster City Council is responsible for reviewing and assessing local air quality in this location.

Through the Environment Act 2021, Government strengthened requirements for local authority Air Quality Action Plans and we are challenging councils to use their existing powers and responsibilities more effectively to deliver improvements to air quality.

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