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Improving air quality

Find out what we are doing to improve air quality in the borough.

Our new Air Quality Action Plan

You can read our previous  Air Quality Action Plan below. We are currently updating this plan to be more ambitious and reflect the 5 priorities outlined in our commitments.

 Air Quality Action Plan 2019 - 2024


Air Quality Action Plan 2019 - 2024 summary


Approximately 250,000 people call Westminster their home, with another 1 million visitors every day. Parts of Westminster have recorded some of the worst air pollution levels in Europe making tackling this issue vital to our city and its residents. 

This plan details the actions we will take to improve air quality in Westminster between 2020 and 2024. This includes reducing pollution from buildings and new developments, leading the way in electric vehicle infrastructure, encouraging a shift away from polluting vehicles, and working with partners such as schools, businesses and universities to reduce pollution.

Published: 18 December 2020

Last updated: 13 June 2023