The Government’s Air Quality Plan is “disappointing” and “unlikely to achieve the overall aim for significantly improve air quality”, according to the CILT.
In response to the government’s draft consultation, the institute said that too much responsibility is being placed on local authorities to take action on the overall air quality issue.
“CILT will work with Government to support and devise a strong plan to tackle the air pollution problem,” said Daniel Parker-Klein, head of policy, CILT. “Transport and logistics has a major role to play in improving air quality and we will lead the industry in acting on and implementing plans to tackle the issue.
“The Government’s proposals place an alarming amount of responsibility on local authorities and it is imperative that the guidance and plans put in place are adequately supported to be achievable within the given timeframe.”