Decision details

A Revised Clean Air Strategy for Southampton City Council

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Green City seeking to adopt a revised version of the Clean Air Strategy for Southampton 2016-2025 reflecting progress in the development of the Clean Air Zone Plan.


(i)  To consider and approve the amended Southampton City Council Clean Air Strategy (Appendix 1 to this report).

(ii)  To delegate authority to the Service Director for Transactions and Universal Services, to introduce future revisions, including making minor or consequential amendments following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Green City, so that the Strategy is able to respond to both national and local changes.

Reasons for the decision:

To ensure that the Council has a current, clear, accessible and transparent strategy that articulates its vision and priorities for improving air quality in the city up to 2025.

Alternative options considered:

Not updating the strategy was rejected as it is important for the Council to provide a clear and accessible statement of intent to residents, visitors, businesses and other stakeholders that is consistent with the approach the council are taking to improve air quality.

Report author: Steve Guppy

Publication date: 19/03/2019

Date of decision: 19/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 19/03/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/03/2019

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