Decision details

Air Quality Feasibility Study Outline Business Case- Welsh Government Direction

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report will present the detailed assessment of the shortlist of measures to achieve compliance of the NO2 limit value in the shortest possible time as required by the legal Direction received from Welsh Government, and present a preferred option for the Council.




1.            the Clean Air Feasibility Study Outline Business Case Report produced by the Council which recommends that the Council’s preferred option to achieve compliance in the shortest possible time, is a package of measures, rather than a Charging Clean Air Zone be approved.


2.            public consultation be undertaken to inform key stakeholders, businesses and the wider public on the Council’s preferred option being a package of measures which will be developed into a Full Business Case, and authority be delegated to the Director of  Planning Transport and Environment,  in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning & Transport, to approve the required consultation documentation.


3.            It be noted that the package of measures will be further assessed and developed into a Full Business Case which will be brought to Cabinet for approval prior to submitting to Welsh Government no later than the 30th June 2019, to comply with the requirements of a Final Plan as per the legal direction1.


Other reasons / organisations consulted

6 week engagement exercise will be undertaken on preferred options following Cabinet approval.

Publication date: 21/03/2019

Date of decision: 21/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 21/03/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/04/2019

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