Brixton Road breached its annual air pollution limit only five days into the new year this year (2017).
Levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on Brixton Road repeatedly breached the EU limit, according to research by King’s College London.
EU law states that the average hourly level of NO2 must not exceed 200 micrograms per cubic metre more than 18 times a year. KCL, which runs the London Air Quality Monitoring network, found that Brixton road exceeded this annual limit 19 times in the first five days of 2017. At one point, NO2 levels were nearly double the legal limit.
Christophe questioned Councillors Sally Prentice and Paul McGlone at our AGM. Sally said that pollution was literally killing us in Brixton. Paul pointed out that Lambeth by itself could not sort out the problem – we need to deal with pollution across the whole capital. Paul highlighted the work of environmental lawyers ClientEarth who took the government to court and forced them to publish their Clean Air Plan.
ATTEND THE LAMBETH COUNCIL CABINET MEETING
Monday 15 MAY 5pm-6pm
Bolney Meadow Community Centre, 31 Bolney Street, London, SW8 1EZ
Cabinet meetings are held in public, but members of the public can only ask questions by putting in a request before the meeting.
To view details of this meeting use the link: http://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/ieagenda.aspx?M=9759