Air Quality Task Group launched


Westminster City Council has launched a new Air Quality Task Group and is calling for evidence to help build on its efforts to tackle harmful air pollution in central London.


Councillors from the Environment, Health and Children’s Scrutiny Committees will form the task group, and with input from experts will focus on three main areas:

  • pollution caused by transport pollution
  • pollution caused by buildings emissions
  • the health impacts of poor air quality
The group is also seeking views and evidence from local residents and workers in Westminster and will look into the health impacts of air pollution on adults and particularly on children.



By examining the causes and impacts of poor air quality, we can increase our understanding of the issues in central London and work more effectively towards making our air cleaner.

The group will learn from best practice and identify potential additional ways to improve air quality by commissioning an independent review from a local university. We will collaborate with key strategic partners to find new, innovate ways to improve air quality.

Councillor Ian Adams, Chairman of the Air Quality Task Group said: “Air quality is a top concern for our residents and we work continuously to mitigate the harmful effects of pollution. We will investigate thoroughly the air pollution issues around the borough. By gathering evidence from experts and from people who live and work in Westminster, we can extend our understanding on how to keep our city working, but in a greener, cleaner way.”

The Council already does a great deal to tackle poor air quality- see our Greener City Action Plan and Air Quality Action Plan. We are delighted, with our partners, to have recently won £1m for a Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN) in Marylebone, the most polluted area in Westminster. This will enable us to introduce a whole raft of new measures to improve air quality in this area. Please see attached our LEN Bid for details.

The task group will hold meetings in different parts of the borough so that they meetings are accessible to local people. Watch this space for dates and venues over the next few months. These meetings will focus on the three areas shown above.

We want to hear from you. If you have any thoughts or comments you can feedback to us using the survey below or send your comments to aqtaskgroup@westminster.gov.uk

Please give us your thoughts until 1st March 2017. The Task Group will report in March 2017.



Westminster City Council has launched a new Air Quality Task Group and is calling for evidence to help build on its efforts to tackle harmful air pollution in central London.


Councillors from the Environment, Health and Children’s Scrutiny Committees will form the task group, and with input from experts will focus on three main areas:

  • pollution caused by transport pollution
  • pollution caused by buildings emissions
  • the health impacts of poor air quality
The group is also seeking views and evidence from local residents and workers in Westminster and will look into the health impacts of air pollution on adults and particularly on children.



By examining the causes and impacts of poor air quality, we can increase our understanding of the issues in central London and work more effectively towards making our air cleaner.

The group will learn from best practice and identify potential additional ways to improve air quality by commissioning an independent review from a local university. We will collaborate with key strategic partners to find new, innovate ways to improve air quality.

Councillor Ian Adams, Chairman of the Air Quality Task Group said: “Air quality is a top concern for our residents and we work continuously to mitigate the harmful effects of pollution. We will investigate thoroughly the air pollution issues around the borough. By gathering evidence from experts and from people who live and work in Westminster, we can extend our understanding on how to keep our city working, but in a greener, cleaner way.”

The Council already does a great deal to tackle poor air quality- see our Greener City Action Plan and Air Quality Action Plan. We are delighted, with our partners, to have recently won £1m for a Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN) in Marylebone, the most polluted area in Westminster. This will enable us to introduce a whole raft of new measures to improve air quality in this area. Please see attached our LEN Bid for details.

The task group will hold meetings in different parts of the borough so that they meetings are accessible to local people. Watch this space for dates and venues over the next few months. These meetings will focus on the three areas shown above.

We want to hear from you. If you have any thoughts or comments you can feedback to us using the survey below or send your comments to aqtaskgroup@westminster.gov.uk

Please give us your thoughts until 1st March 2017. The Task Group will report in March 2017.


Please tell us your thoughts...

We want to hear from you. Please give us your thoughts until 1st February 2017.