Greens in Norwich air quality improvement call

PUBLISHED: 17:44 22 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:44 22 June 2018

Photo: Nick Butcher.

Photo: Nick Butcher.

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A call is to be made for more to be done to tackle poor air quality in Norwich.

Norwich City Council’s 2017 Air Quality Annual Status Report showed seven locations monitored in the city centre where nitrogen dioxide levels exceeded the annual mean objective of 40 microgrammes per cubic metre.

The opposition Green group at City Hall has tabled a motion for next week’s full council meeting for air quality to be made a priority of the council and for extra monitoring at inner ring road junctions close to housing and outside schools.

Denise Carlo, Green group leader at City Hall, said: “All councils need to go further and faster in reducing air pollution which is a recognised killer especially for children, older people and people with pre-existing heart and lung conditions.

“We are asking the cabinet to apply greater scrutiny to the issue by monitoring it regularly under the corporate plan.”

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