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Action Plan and Next Steps

Action Plan

The Council has 12 months to publish an action plan setting out how we, working with other authorities and organisations, will work towards improving air quality in this area.

The plan will take a practical approach to identifying the cause of the pollution (eg HGVs, buses etc) so that the measures we take to reduce it are focused on addressing these causes.

These measures could include:

  • Encouraging the use of public transport, cycling, walking, park and ride schemes and car sharing
  • Improving existing road layouts and junctions to assist with traffic flows and reduce waiting traffic and creating park and ride schemes
  • Encouraging the use of electric vehicles and ensuring there are enough charging points
  • Exploring new fuels and technologies to reduce emissions

All the actions set out in the plan will have clear targets and will be monitored so we know how effective they are at reducing pollution.

Next steps

The Council is not the authority which is responsible for roads and cannot draw up the action plan, or implement the measures it identifies, without the co-operation of other organisations such as Highways England, Derbyshire County Council, Public Health England and the Government.

We have 12 months in which to publish our proposals and will be working with our partners to prepare our action plan.

We also want to hear your views on how we can improve air quality.