Spotlight On: London Borough of Lambeth

14th December 2021 / Posted by David Ebbrell

London Borough of Lambeth have unveiled an Air Quality Vision for the borough – setting out tough new targets to reduce pollution and improve public health.

The Air Quality Vision for Lambeth sets out bold new targets to reduce Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), and particulate matter (PM 10 and 2.5), by 2030 based on new guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The interim WHO targets adopted by Lambeth Council are:

  • An annual average of 30μg/m3 for Nitrogen Dioxide, compared to the current target of 40μg/m3
  • An annual average of 20μg/m3 for PM10, compared to the current target of 40μg/m3
  • An annual average of 10μg/m3 for PM2.5, compared to the current target of 25μg/m3

The Air Quality Vision will be used to shape the development of Lambeth’s Air Quality Action Plan 2023-2025.

Lambeth is also engaged in a solid fuel burning project with Imperial College London, which aims to produce street-by-street mapping of solid fuel burning, monitoring particulate matter along walking routes in Clapham and Streatham. This project aims to better understand levels of pollution in the borough from domestic solid fuel burning, identify hotspot areas and inform interventions and awareness raising.

Find out more about Lambeth’s air quality vision.