Exeter City Council is exploring ways that it can improve air quality in the city. We have a legal responsibility, but also a political desire to do more.
Between February and May 2018, thousands of people took part in a consultation on the city’s Draft Air Quality Action Plan.
2,873 surveys were completed. Of those, 1,723 were completed online, while 1,100 took part in street surveys with consultants. A series of focus groups featuring residents and businesses were also held. And a public consultation event at Exeter Guildhall in March was attended by around 350 people. Groups and individuals also made separate written submissions, and all of the material has been carefully analysed.
A full summary of results is available below.
We will now work towards creating the revised Air Quality Action Plan, and ensuring it is in place by the end of the year. A revised AQAP is expected to proceed through the democratic process in November.