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Meeting: 24/04/2019 - Council (Item 91)

Motion on Air Quality

In accordance with Standing Order No 8(A)(5), the Council will debate a motion which has been submitted by Members of the Council.

This will alternate, from meeting to meeting, between a motion submitted on behalf of the Administration and a motion submitted on behalf of Opposition Members of the Council.

The following Motion has been received from the Conservative Group:

Proposed by Councillor David Cunningham

Seconded by Councillor Kevin Davis

 

This Council notes that:

1.            Air quality is a concern for residents and this Council;

2.            The latest figures available demonstrate that on average there are 5 attributable deaths people per ward in the Borough from PM2.5 pollution (NB this does not mean that this number die, but that this is the equivalent level of pollution total pollution-related deaths) Source: Air Quality Information for Public Health Professionals  - Greater London Authority;

3.            Since 2012 we have seen improvements in air quality in 24 of the 40 areas that we monitor;

4.            There have been improvements in our 2 worst polluted areas of Cromwell Road and Tolworth roundabout but that there have been significant increases in pollution on areas of the Kingston relief Road and near the Cambridge estate.

This Council believes that:

Despite what has been done more action is required to tackle this public health problem and that it needs to be done quickly.

This Council resolves that:

1.            The Administration brings forward in 60 days a new air quality implementation plan that:

a.            is discussed at the Environment and Sustainability Committee on 24 June  2019, and recommended to Full Council to debate and agree at the meeting of the 9 July 2019;

b.            brings forward a costed plan to implement on-street electric charging on residential roads and prevent trailing cables littering the streets where owners have no driveways;

c.             consults on and introduces an anti-idling scheme and fines for taxis, mini-cabs and cars at stations and schools;

d.            works with schools on main transport routes to bring forward a costed plan and timescale for implementation of defensive air quality measures on school boundaries;

e.            designs and consults on changes to the relief road in Kingston;

f.              creates a costed plan for “after GO cycle” to demonstrate the future ongoing commitment of this council to cycling and ensure that the Mayor’s GO Cycle money is good value through further council investment;

g.            consults and costs a cycle hire scheme that works for all the Borough and not just transport nodes.

h.            creates a plan for green screens, walls and algae tubes at major transport nodes, in particular at major bus stops.

 

2.            until such time as this new strategic implementation plan is brought forward, the council will suspend any unilateral schemes that are perceived to improve air quality and are not targeted for implementation across the entire borough until such time as Full Council ratifies the implementation action plan on the 9 July 2019.

3.            agree that any schemes arising out of the new implementation plan  ...  view the full agenda text for item 91

Minutes:

(1) Standing Order No 8(A)(5) provides for the Council to debate a motion which has been submitted by Members of the Council, alternating, from meeting to meeting, between a motion submitted on behalf of the Administration and a motion submitted on behalf of Opposition Members of the Council.

 

(2) A Motion had been submitted from the Conservative Group on the Council as follows:

“This Council notes that:

1.            Air quality is a concern for residents and this Council;

2.            The latest figures available demonstrate that on average there are 5 attributable deaths people per ward in the Borough from PM2.5 pollution (NB this does not mean that this number die, but that this is the equivalent level of pollution total pollution-related deaths) Source: Air Quality Information for Public Health Professionals  - Greater London Authority;

3.            Since 2012 we have seen improvements in air quality in 24 of the 40 areas that we monitor;

4.            There have been improvements in our two worst polluted areas of Cromwell Road and Tolworth roundabout, but that there have been significant increases in pollution on areas of the Kingston Relief Road and near the Cambridge Estate.

“This Council believes that:

Despite what has been done more action is required to tackle this public health problem and that it needs to be done quickly.

“This Council resolves that:

1.            The Administration brings forward in 60 days a new air quality implementation plan that:

a.         is discussed at the Environment and Sustainability Committee on 24 June  2019, and recommended to Full Council to debate and agree at the meeting of the 9 July 2019;

b.         brings forward a costed plan to implement on-street electric charging on residential roads and prevent trailing cables littering the streets where owners have no driveways;

c.         consults on and introduces an anti-idling scheme and fines for taxis, mini-cabs and cars at stations and schools;

d.         works with schools on main transport routes to bring forward a costed plan and timescale for implementation of defensive air quality measures on school boundaries;

e.         designs and consults on changes to the relief road in Kingston;

f.          creates a costed plan for “after GO cycle” to demonstrate the future ongoing commitment of this council to cycling and ensure that the Mayor’s GO Cycle money is good value through further council investment;

g.         consults and costs a cycle hire scheme that works for all the Borough and not just transport nodes;

h.         creates a plan for green screens, walls and algae tubes at major transport nodes, in particular at major bus stops.

2.            Until such time as this new strategic implementation plan is brought forward, the Council will suspend any unilateral schemes that are perceived to improve air quality and are not targeted for implementation across the entire borough until such time as Full Council ratifies the implementation action plan on the 9 July 2019.

3.            Agree that any schemes arising out of the new implementation plan must be subject to full public engagement and consultation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 91