Air quality management

Air quality ministerial direction

At the beginning of 2019, we received ministerial directions because pollution levels were above targets for nitrogen dioxide in some parts of the borough. The ministerial directions order us to:

  • work with the City of Stoke-on-Trent to find ways to reduce levels of nitrogen dioxide as quickly as possible. We are then to present a plan to DEFRA to improve air quality, based on our assessment

  • put into place a scheme to upgrade buses that use the A53

We are working with our partners at Staffordshire County Council and the City of Stoke-on-Trent to assess the scale of the problem and to find ways to meet air quality targets as soon as possible.