Air Quality Grant Update
Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Housing., Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of report: To update the Executive Member on current air
quality issues, including the outcome of the recent Air Quality
Support Grant (AQSG) applications made to the Department for
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Three AQSG bids were
made in relation to the council's ongoing Local Air Quality
Management (LAQM) and local and regional low emission strategy
(LES) work. The report provides an overview of the planned
expenditure of the AQSG.
Members are asked to: Note the report and approve the amount of AQSG to be accepted from DEFRA.
RESOLVED: That Option A at paragraph 35 of the Officers report should be accepted and the Council should accept air quality grants from DEFRA totalling £77,090 and to request that York be considered for any further grant that may become available later in the year.
REASON: It represents the most appropriate way of funding the continuation of LAQM in the city and projects in relation to the Council’s Low Emission Strategy. LAQM is a statutory undertaking that contributes towards the corporate priorities on Thriving City, Sustainable City and Healthy City.
Publication date: 17/11/2010
Date of decision: 16/11/2010
Decided at meeting: 16/11/2010 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Housing.
Effective from: 19/11/2010