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Appendix 4

Actions arising from the Air Quality Action Plan 2018


  • To publicise and encourage the use of the Lancashire based Air Quality Guidance Document for Developers.
  • To include the above air quality guidance document within the revised Central Lancashire Core Strategy.
  • To develop and embed a low emission strategy into planning decisions.
  • To require a suitable air quality assessment in line with a published Air Quality Guidance Document for Developers for all planning applications as identified within the document.
  • Develop an 'Electric Vehicle Charging Points Guidance for Development' guidance document and have this included within the revised Central Lancashire Core Strategy.
  • Ensure adequate Electrical Vehicle charging infrastructure is provided on all Planning Applications in line with the Council's Electric Vehicle Charging Points Guidance for Developments
  • Require suitable travel plans to be produced, and implemented on all relevant developments in line with the low emissions strategy
  • Require secure cycle storage to be included on all relevant domestic, commercial, industrial, and leisure developments
  • Require adequate changing facilities to be provided for use of staff / visitors for all relevant commercial and industrial developments
  • Promote the use of salary sacrifice schemes on all relevant developments (bike to work)
  • Promotion of living walls / green roofs
  • Improved Planning enforcement.
  • Investigate ways to limit the use of solid fuel heating in developments.
  • Securing four major road developments identified within the Lancashire County Council 'Central Lancashire Highways and Transport Masterplan'.
  • To review all traffic light sequencing to reduce the amount of standing traffic
  • To investigate the provision of a link road between Centurion Way and Tomlinson Road.
  • Consider road layouts within the AQMA's to see whether improvements can be made to reduce congestion.
  • Anti-Idling Campaign in declared AQMA's and outside schools, colleges and leisure centres.
  • Look to improve signage to re-direct HGV traffic away from areas of poor air quality.
  • Work with Highways England to improve signage to the motorways to advise HGV's to use Junction 29 instead of junction28.
  • Provide advice and contacts to businesses to help them chose low emission vehicles, & develop travel plans
  • Improve the cycle infrastructure within the borough, especially along routes to schools and employment sites
  • Investigate the provision for maintaining & sweeping cycle routes on a regular basis throughout the borough
  • Improve the electric vehicle infrastructure across the borough
  • Provide electric vehicle charging points on car owned car parks and buildings
  • Offer free or reduced parting tariffs for electric vehicles.
  • Encourage the greater use of public Transport
  • Work with taxi firms to encourage the uptake of low emission vehicles (Electric)
  • Further reduce the age limit of taxis within the borough
  • Stop taxis and buses idling within AQMA's and outside schools & Colleges
  • To consider a reduced taxi license fee for electric vehicles
  • To work with both bus and taxi companies to apply for any grant bids available
  • Implement an 'Electrify campaign - encouraging businesses to only use electric taxis.
  • Encouraging Car Sharing within the borough
  • Development and delivery of education programmes to schools
  • Development of educational material for businesses
  • Development and run a campaign to reduce school traffic e.g. walk/cycle to school
  • Continue with Cycle proficiency courses in local school
  • Promote the provision of secure cycle storage and changing rooms at businesses and schools
  • Investigate the provision of personal travel plans for residents and employees within the borough
  • Promote cycling within the borough, including cycle to work day, salary sacrifice scheme
  • Promote walking within the borough, including promotion of walking routes, the Leyland Loop
  • Encourage 'walk to school' and the use of 'walking buses' across the borough for all schools.
  • Encourage elected members to car share and use alternative forms of transport, in particular to council meetings and functions.
  • Replace the mayoral car with an electric car
  • Provide education and information relating to air quality through members learning hours, leaflets and councillor connect
  • Air Quality shall be considered within the decision making process on every report to cabinet, council, portfolio holder decision etc.
  • The provision of electric vehicle charging points at council buildings, initially the civic centre and depot. These may be provided free of charge to enable the installation of cheaper charging points and encourage the uptake of electric vehicles.
  • Apply for the Workplace EVR point Government scheme
  • Sign up to a 'salary sacrifice scheme' this allows staff to purchase via salary sacrifice a new car (to be restricted to electric vehicles only) including all insurance, tax, and servicing.
  • Provide secure lockable cycle storage facilities at the civic and depot
  • Provide suitable changing rooms and storage facilities for use of staff
  • Continue with the 'bike to work' salary sacrifice scheme
  • Provide cycle reassurance training for any member of staff, elected members who wish to receive it.
  • Encourage staff to use alternative modes of travel e.g. cycling and walking
  • Promote car sharing among staff.
  • Alter the policy to allow essential users to leave their cars at home and walk/cycle to work on certain days in line with business requirements and manager agreement without the risk of loss of the lump sum.
  • Develop an internal travel plan and offer individual travel planning guidance to staff and elected members.

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