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​​The City of London Air Quality Strategy 2015 - 2020​

Due to its location at the heart of London and the density of development, the City of London has some of the highest levels of pollution in the country. Poor air quality can harm human health and increase the incidence of cardiovascular and lung disease.​

National health based objectives for the pollutants nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and small particles (PM10) are not being met in the City. In 2001, an Air Quality Management Order (240KB) designated the whole of the Square Mile as an Air Quality Management Area.

The Air Quality Strategy 2015 outlines actions that will be taken to improve air quality in the Square Mile, it includes a number of initiatives such as:

Download the City of London Air Quality Strategy (2MB)​​​

Progress with actions within the City of London Air Quality Strategy are detailed in annual Air Quality Reports together​ with long term air quality data.

The service is committed to the principles of the Regulators' Compliance Code, a statutory code for all regulators. We have a Policy Statement on Enforcement (200KB)​ approved by the Port Health and Environmental Services Committee. This sets out our approach to enforcement work in the City.

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