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Date created: 8/04/2020

About the Air Quality Strategy

Our Air Quality Strategy​​ outlines the steps we are taking to achieve better air quality in the Square Mile.​

In 2001 the Square Mile was designated as an Air Quality Management Area. 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.

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

If you have any questions on the consultation or would like to know more email the City Air Team

"“These plans will lead to a significant improvement in the Square Mile’s air quality. Londoners demand clean air. We are determined to ensure that the City Corporation continues to play a leading role in the UK’s drive to meet air quality standards. Our work is already having a positive effect, and we will continue to push for change, embracing new and ambitious approaches to tackling this health crisis.”"

Catherine McGuinness, Policy Chair for the City of London Corporation

City of London Air Quality Strategy 2019-24 PDF (5MB)

Date submitted: 12/16/20