Decision details

Greater Manchester's Clean Air Plan - Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside - Supplementary Information to accompany the Outline Business Case

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood, Cabinet Member - Social Justice and Communities (Statutory Deputy Leader - Cllr Arooj Shah)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Further to the report approved at Cabinet on 25 March 2019, attached is the approved supplementary evidence as referenced in the Cabinet report.
Oldham Council was issued with a Direction under the Environment Act 1995 requiring the Council to produce a feasibility study to identify the option which will deliver compliance with the requirement to meet legal limits for nitrogen dioxide in the shortest possible time. Oldham Council complied with this Direction by the production of a feasibility study submitted to JAQU in July 2018. Oldham Council is also required to address the exceedances that have been identified within its boundary during the Target Determination exercise. Oldham Council confirmed in its supplemental plan that the exceedance identified in Oldham was being considered as part of the Greater Manchester plan. This has been acknowledged by government.
Oldham Council has been developing the study collectively with the other 9 Greater Manchester local authorities and the GMCA, and coordinated by TfGM in line with Government direction and guidance.
The key features of Greater Manchester’s feasibility study and its Outline Business Case (OBC) to reduce nitrogen dioxide exceedances in Oldham and across Greater Manchester in the shortest possible time was approved on 25 March 2019 at the Council’s Cabinet/ Council meeting for submission to the government's Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU).
At this time a delegation was given to Cllr A Shah, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Helen Lockwood, Deputy Chief Executive - People and Place to approve the submission of supplementary information.


The documents attached to the report are recommended to be submitted to the government's Joint air Quality Unit.

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Publication date: 08/05/2019

Date of decision: 25/04/2019

Effective from: 16/05/2019

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