The Regional Air Quality Review and Action Plan (formerly known as the Low Emissions Strategy and Action Plan) was commissioned by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Board in July 2018, overseen by the WMCA Environment Board, and led by the WMCA Environment Team, drawing on a range of internal and external stakeholders. This report, produced by AECOM in July 2019, presents the technical evidence base, results of stakeholder engagement, and the recommended actions that could be taken forward at the WMCA regional level that would help accelerate and support local action on air quality. The original intention was for this to inform a regional level action plan and partnership to be launched in September 2019. However after the WMCA declared a Climate Emergency and carbon reduction target in July 2019, the decision was taken to use this work to form one of the strands of a wider regional environment plan. Therefore the next step is to use this evidence base and suggested actions to form the ‘clean air’ objectives and actions within the wider environment plan going to the WMCA Board in November 2019. SWM, as the WMCA sustainability delivery partner, have been asked to host the AECOM independent evidence, to allow others to benefit from this research. For any other queries on this work please contact Jake Thrush (Jake.Thrush@tfwm.org.uk) at Transport for West Midlands, who was part of the steering group.
DownloadsWest Midlands Regional Air Quality Review and Action Plan (pdf)