Steve Double – 2022 Comments on Air Quality Grants

The comments made by Steve Double, the Environment Minister, on 26 July 2022.

Air quality has improved significantly since 2010 but we know that it remains the biggest environmental risk to public health.

This is why we have today opened applications for millions of pounds worth of additional funding for local authorities so they can take the action needed to cut air pollution and improve air quality awareness in their areas.

Local authorities know their areas best, and we are excited to receive their ideas for innovative measures which will reduce the impact of air pollution on the health of their communities.