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Nine Elms air quality survey: help us make Nine Elms a greener place to live

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Published on
January 21, 2021


It’s everyone’s business to improve air quality. Whether you own a business or live in the area, reducing carbon emissions can benefit everyone, from improving health to cutting down costs.

To better understand how people travel in the area and to help identify possible ways to improve air quality in Nine Elms, Wandsworth Council needs your input by completing one of two short surveys.

The area around Thessaly Road and Stewarts Road has received funding to improve air quality called The Business Low Emission Neighbourhood (BLEN).

The BLEN provides an opportunity to create healthier neighbourhoods through active travel.

Funding from the BLEN will enable the council to support businesses and residents in the area to reduce their impact on air quality and comply with the Mayor of London’s expected Ultra-low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) requirements coming into force this October.

As well as the introduction of the BLEN, Wandsworth Council is making improvements to Thessaly Road by providing safe cycle and walking routes, additional trees and planting, and implementing a controlled parking zone, reducing the number of vehicles in the area.

Ahead of the Mayor’s proposed ULEZ expansion into Nine Elms, this survey will help the council support people who live and work in the area to navigate the changes that this may bring.

We’ve created two short surveys, one for residents to complete and one for businesses to tell us how you get about in Nine Elms.

The questions include what types of vehicles you use, how you travel around the area and what activities you’re interested in to better the environment.

Your answers will help the council look at how air quality in the area can be improved by the reduction of vehicles and the switch from more polluting vehicles to emission free vehicles.

How to take part

Each survey is for residents and businesses in the Nine Elms area.

For residents, please take part in the residents’ air quality survey.

For businesses, please fill in the Nine Elms business air quality survey.

Both surveys close Wednesday 3 February.

If you’re unsure if your vehicle is ULEZ compliant, check the Transport for London website for more information.

Wandsworth Council has set a target to be a carbon-neutral organisation by 2030 and zero-carbon by 2050. Take a look at the council’s website where you can keep up to date on what we’re doing to tackle Climate Change.  

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