Decision details


Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport seeking approval for funding awarded to Southampton City Council (SCC) from the DFT’s Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU).


(i)  To accept funding totalling £1,731,677 awarded by the DfT for 2018/2019;

(ii)  To administer and monitor the use of Clean Air Zone Early Measures  Funding approved by Council for the delivery of cycle infrastructure and promotional activities to support the Council’s commitment to reduce emissions and improve air quality within the Southampton area;


Reasons for the decision:

SCC have been successful in securing funding to help improve the air quality in Southampton by delivering infrastructure and behaviour change marketing campaigns that will support modal shift away from single occupancy private car use to cycling to reduce harmful emissions. This is a positive initiative ahead of the introduction of the Southampton Clean Air Zone by the end of 2019.

Alternative options considered:

Not to approve the receipt of grant funding from the Joint Air Quality Unit. This would result in not being able to carry out the proposed projects as outlined in the bid document, and therefore not contributing to the reduction of air pollution in Southampton which would be of detriment to the City.

Report author: Neil Tuck

Publication date: 17/07/2018

Date of decision: 17/07/2018

Decided at meeting: 17/07/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 26/07/2018

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