Air quality public consultation materials 2019

Councils in Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside have been working together to develop proposals for improving air quality.

The three councils were given a legal order by the government to identify measures for improving air quality in the shortest possible time.

Government issued the order after their modelling showed that levels of pollution on parts of the A167 Central Motorway and Tyne Bridge and a section of the A1058 Coast Road will remain above legal limits unless further action is taken.

This site sets out details of proposals that have been developed by the three local authorities. In considering different measures we have sought to take into account the impact they might have on people and places, while also recognising that the worst pollution is in the urban centres and on commuter routes.

Thank you to the thousands of people who took part in the air quality public consultation.

The consultation took place between 6 March 2019 and 19 May 2019.

The findings have been independently analysed and are available here.