There has been, and continues to be, extensive stakeholder engagement and consultation regarding air quality and the specific Local Air Quality Plan for tackling roadside NO2 emissions in Derby.
In addition to two rounds of public consultation, there has been ongoing engagement with local businesses and groups representing economic, health and environmental interests both in the city and the sub-region. One example of this was a site visit with cycling representatives during the consultation which served to identify and help mitigate specific scheme concerns.
Consultation results and stakeholder suggestions were identified and fed into the mitigation measures and the development of the Clean Air Fund (CAF) bid. Further consideration was also given to alternative funding sources that would deliver other measures in support of the wider air quality agenda.
Engagement work continued beyond the completion of the business case and we remained fully committed to working with those who wanted to be engaged and provide critical input.
We know it is vital that the proposals are supported by those who have an interest in delivering a plan that protects Derby’s air quality and environment, while supporting sustainable growth in the local economy; aligning with emerging plans to improve wider air quality beyond the issue identified in the ministerial directions.
We have worked closely with the following groups:
- Derby Green Forum
- D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership
- Bus operators through the Strategic Bus Partnership Group
- Derby Health and Wellbeing Board
- Derby Voices in Action Youth Council
- Derbyshire County and Derby City Air Quality Working Group
- East Midlands Air Quality Network
- The Federation of Small Businesses
- Derby Renaissance Board
- Active Travel Forum
- East Midlands Airport Transport Forum