RTPI London Debate – ‘Tackling London’s Illegal Air Pollution’ – Wednesday 6th February




Last Wednesday, REC was delighted to chair and present at RTPI London’s ‘Tackling London’s Illegal Air Pollution’ seminar (in association with the London Society).

This very important and topical debate featured speakers who approached the subject from a range of different perspectives:

  • The campaigner’s view – Client Earth who have successfully challenged the UK Government in the High Court (Katherine Neild, UK Clean Air Lawyer)
  • The Mayor’s approach to air quality – GLA (Stephen Inch, Air Quality Lead)
  • Improving river-based pollution on the Thames – Port of London (James Trimmer, Director of Planning and Environment)
  • A practitioner’s view – addressing air quality through assessment and mitigation – REC (Matt Mitchell, Air Quality lead)
  • Chaired by Conal Kearney – Head of Air & Noise (REC)

Even though it’s over 50 years on from London’s Great Smog and the original Clean Air Act of 1956, the streets of London continue to experience toxic levels of pollution with increasingly well documented health impacts and the UK continuing to breach its legal limits for air pollutants.

The debate followed REC’s thought-provoking workshop at RTPI London’s annual summit on ‘Growing up and growing out – Air Quality and London Suburban Growth’.

You can find the full RTPI write up from this event here

If you would like to know more about Air Quality Assessment and Mitigation, then contact our Air Quality team on 0845 676 9303 or info@recltd.co.uk.