Barnet Annual Air Quality - 20182019
The Strategic Director of Environment introduced the report and drew the Committee’s attention to the current and future statutory and policy framework within which air quality is delivered.
During the consideration of the time, Councillor Alan Schneiderman moved to amend recommendation 3 and 4 as outlined below. This was seconded by Councillor Cooper.
3. Add to recommendation 3:
- requested that the further development the anti-idling campaign and requested that best practice from other Boroughs be sought and proposals reported at a future meeting
4. add to recommendation 4:
- support the Mayors diesel scraping fund
The Chairman requested that the item be voted on. The Committee unanimously agreed resolution 1, 2, 3 (as amended) and 5. In respect to resolution 4 the amendment was lost. Four Members voted for the amendment and five voted against.
Having considered the report the Committee:
- That the Committee noted the impact of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone, highlighted in section 1.30 of this report and the proposed action listed in section 1.34 of the report stating officers will assess the impact of the ULEZ in Barnet and bring back any policy issues to the Environment Committee. The Chairman was requested tp write to Mayor Khan asking for further consideration of the impact of the ULEZ on families with older vehicles of 6+ seats who will be seriously affected by the proposed charge.
- That the Committee noted the criteria Barnet will need to meet in order to sustain the Clean Air Borough status as set out in section 1.35 and table one of this report.
- That the Committee noted the progress Barnet has made to address air quality in 2017 as set out in the Annual Status Report attached as appendix 1 of this report, the key achievements listed in section 1.46 and table one of this report. That the committee requested that the further development the anti-idling campaign and requested that best practice from other Boroughs be sought and proposals reported at a future meeting.
- That the Committee note the limitations Barnet has in improving air quality on roads administered by Transport for London (TfL) and Highways England (set out in section 1.49 of this report) and makes further requests to the Mayor of London, and the Secretary of State for Transport to take additional action to support Barnet in improving air quality in the borough from the effect of these roads.
- That the Committee noted support of the key actions for 2018 onwards set out in section 1.47 of this report, specifically:
5a. Noted the results of the school’s audits and the proposed LIP funding to conduct an audit in the remaining 14 schools. (Section 1.57)
5b. Noted and confirmed support for the Council to fund the air quality audit for Beis Medrash Elyon School, NW9 7DH (approx. £6k) and (subject to the findings of the audit), provide £10k of funding to the school to implement recommendations of the audit as set out in section 1.57 of this report.
5c. Noted and confirmed support of Barnet’s inclusion in the pan-London projects funded by the Mayors Air Quality Fund (Section 1.60)
5d. Noted the bids Barnet has submitted to the Mayors Air Quality Fund – Finchley Central and Brent Cross - and agreed in principle to the delivery of the projects should funding be successful. (Section 1.64)
- Barnet Annual Air Quality - 20182019, item 7. PDF 330 KB
- Appendix 1 LB Barnet 2017 ASR, item 7. PDF 726 KB
- Appendix 2 Schools Audit Maps, item 7. PDF 1 MB