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Improving air quality

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

Published on: 18 December 2020

Last updated: 18 December 2020

Our new Air Quality Action Plan

We have set out an Air Quality Action Plan to tackle air pollution in our city. Let us know what you think of our plans by taking part in our consultation. 

 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 emissions 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 emissions. 

This is just one part of our plan to make Westminster cleaner and greener, and will help us reach our goal of becoming a carbon neutral city by 2040.