Air quality action plan consultation
We’ve developed a new draft Air Quality Action Plan with our partners which will help us manage air quality in the city from 2015 - 2020.
Our previous Air Quality Action Plan has been mostly successful in improving our air, but some areas continue to exceed the European Limit Values for NO².
In Belfast, we have four Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) in places where the air has been affected by pollution, principally nitrogen dioxide (NO²) from road transport. These are located along the Westlink Corridor, Ormeau Road, Upper Newtownards Road and from Cromac Street to the Short Strand. This new draft plan looks at all forms of air quality and transport planning activities, including sustainable transport options and engineering solutions.
We hope measures in the new action plan will promote a shift to more sustainable methods of transport to achieve compliance with the nitrogen dioxide European Limit Values by 2020.
This consultation closed on Monday 31 August 2015.