Global built environment and consultancy firm, Arup, has been appointed as lead advisor on the next stage of developing Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan.
Greater Manchester has recently set out its proposals to reduce harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) air pollution in the quickest and most effective way across the whole of the city-region.
The proposals, which cover all 10 Greater Manchester local authority areas, are designed to bring levels of NO2 emissions from road traffic to within legal limits by 2024.
As lead advisor, Arup and partner AECOM will work with the 10 councils and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to develop a Full Business Case for a programme of measures for submission to central government by the end of 2019. The proposed interventions include the set-up of clean transport funds, establishing a Clean Air Zone and investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
The Full Business Case will build on an Outline Business Case submitted to government in March, refining details of proposed measures through further work to develop a more detailed understanding of the possible impact on Greater Manchester residents and businesses.
A public conversation on the proposals started earlier this month and will be followed by a formal consultation later in 2019, to give an opportunity for people to help shape the final proposals.