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					PART 1 Overview of progress in Greater Manchester and the Way Forward




       Greater Manchester
      Air Quality Action Plan
         Progress Report
             2007/08
                              July 2008




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                               Contents


Part 1 Overview of progress in Greater Manchester                   3
and the way forward
1.1 Introduction                                                    3
1.2 Trends in transport emissions                                   4
1.3 Air Quality Benefits of the Transport Innovation Fund           8
Package
1.4 Overview of Progress and Context                                 9
1.5 Progress with key strategy themes                               11
1.6 Outline of Progress Reports                                     19
Part 2 Progress Tables                                              22
2.1 Air Quality Working Group                                       22
2.2 Freight Quality Partnership                                     32
2.3 Greater Manchester Passenger Transport                          35
Executive/Authority
2.4 Bolton MBC                                                      38
2.5 Bury MBC                                                       47
2.6 Manchester CC                                                   83
2.7 Oldham MBC                                                     103
2.8 Rochdale MBC                                                   125
2.9 Salford CC                                                     131
2.10 Stockport MBC                                                 153
2.11 Tameside MBC                                                  170
2.12 Trafford MBC                                                  185
2.13 Wigan MBC                                                     195
2.14 Highways Agency Action Plan Progress in Greater               230
Manchester
2.15 Manchester Airport                                            233




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PART 1 Overview of progress in Greater Manchester
and the way forward
1.1 INTRODUCTION


This is a joint report of the 10 Greater Manchester Local Authorities, the
Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) and the
Freight Quality Partnerhip (FQP) on progress with implementation of the
Greater Manchester Air Quality Action Plan (GMLTP AQAP). Part 1 provides
an overview of the progress across Greater Manchester by partners and
identifies a way forward to 2010/11 and beyond. Part 2, which forms the main
part of the report, contains individual progress reports by organisations with
specific actions attributed to them in the GMLTP AQAP.

In 2006 the Greater Manchester Air Quality Strategy & Action Plan (2006) was
published as an integral part of the Greater Manchester Local Transport Plan
2 (GMLTP2) and in accordance with DEFRA’s guidance on Local Air Quality
Management (LAQM, PART IV). The GMLTP2 highlighted improving air
quality and reducing carbon emissions as a key priority in line with the shared
priority for air quality between Government and the Local Government
Association.

In Greater Manchester there is a long established tradition of joint working in
local air quality management between the 10 local authorities and the
GMPTE. The strategy and action plan was developed to maximise multi-
stakeholder engagement and co-ordination in achieving real health and
environmental benefits area wide by reducing local transport emissions and
more specifically in contributing towards meeting national air quality objectives
and commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Below is a summary of the key stakeholders responsible for implementing the
GM air quality actions outlined in the action plan.

Delivery Stakeholders

GM Districts
The ten GM Authorities – Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale,
Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. Transportation managers
are primarily responsible for project managing the delivery of relevant GM
wide actions and liaising with appropriate internal and external district air
quality partners.




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LTP2 Air Quality Working Group
This group was created in 2004 to bring about the integration implementation
of the Air Quality Action Plan within GMLTP2. The group consists of air
quality, planning, transport and sustainability officers from the GM Districts.
The role of the group is to improve co-ordination and partnership working
between appropriate air quality stakeholders and provide expertise on air
quality issues. Membership of the group has expanded in the LTP2 period to
include officers from the GMPTE, Highways Agency and Manchester Airport.
The group reports to the LTP2 Steering Group and the GM Air Quality
Steering Group.

Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) – GMPTE
is the principal delivery organisation for public transport strategy in Greater
Manchester and is key to delivering measures aimed at promoting public
transport patronage as well as improving the emissions performance of bus
operators.

Freight Quality Partnership (FQP) - The FQP was set up in 2002, with the
purpose of developing a Freight Strategy to improve the efficiency of freight
movement in Greater Manchester, whilst mitigating its environmental impact.
The Freight Strategy was a required component of LTP1 and is seen as a key
component of LTP2 delivery. Membership is the FTA (chair), RHA, GMTU,
Wigan, Trafford, Bury (environmental health re. air quality), Manchester ,
Stockport, Highways Agency, GM Police, Traffic Commissioner (watching
brief only), Freightliner, EWS, Freight Forwarders, and Manchester Airport.
The FQP reports to the LTP2 steering group.

Highways Agency (HA) - A significant achievement of the first two years of
the GMLTP2 has been the strengthening of joint working with the Highways
Agency (HA) and this was prioritised as an action within the GMLTP AQAP.
Although no specific actions were included within the GMLTP AQAP for
delivery by the HA itself a report from the HA has been included within Part 2,
and Part 1 features some actions carried out by HA in liaison with the LTP Air
Quality Working Group.

Manchester Airport - Manchester Airport is the third busiest airport in the UK
and one of the busiest in Europe. The Airport serves a wide catchment area
across Northern Britain, although the majority of passengers are from the
North West Region. Airport representatives sit on appropriate LTP2 linked
transportation and air quality groups.

1.2 TRENDS IN TRANSPORT EMISSIONS AND AIR QUALITY WITHIN
GREATER MANCHESTER


This section deals with local air quality issues along side climate change
considerations in view of the need to consider the impacts of the same
measures on both aspects. Previous rounds of Review and Assessment of air
quality around Greater Manchester have identified likely exceedances of
national objectives for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulates (PM10). This


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indicates that there is still potential for detrimental health impacts from these
particular pollutants within Greater Manchester, and therefore, along with
carbon dioxide (CO2) they form the focus of the action plan. We are mindful of
the new European and National objectives identified for smaller particulates
(PM2.5) which are potentially more harmful to human health.

In looking at air quality trends it is necessary to understand trends in both
emission sources as well as using actual monitored data.

From the outset of LTP2 the Air Quality Working Group placed emphasis on
improving emissions data to support future appraisal and prioritisation of
actions through the LTP AQAP. In order to achieve this a comprehensive
upgrade has been undertaken in 2007 to the Emissions Inventory for Greater
Manchester (EMIGMA), with more sophisticated modelling of traffic flows and
an overhaul of other factor inputs. Crucially we now also have an inventory of
CO2 emissions from electricity at point of use included within the EMIGMA
which completes the CO2 emissions categories required for reporting against
Kyoto targets. This also constitutes a significant improvement on the data
used to produce the initial Greater Manchester emissions base line within the
GMLTP2 document in 2006.

The EMIGMA is now one of the most comprehensive local emissions
databases in the country and we believe this should set a benchmark for
practice in other areas of the UK.

Emissions from local traffic
As a result of the overhaul of EMIGMA a revision of the 2005 baseline was
produced with further updates for 2006 due for completion by the end of 2008
and a 2007 update due in 2009. An emissions forecast for 2010 was also
undertaken using inputs from the GM Strategy Planning Model and the sub-
regional highway model.

The report for 2005 shows that transport emissions accounted for 60% of total
emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX), 54% of total emissions of PM10 and
29% of total emissions of CO2.

The outputs from EMIGMA show two converse trends between local air
pollutants and CO2. In 2010 road transport remains the largest source of
emissions of Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) at 54% of total emissions although there
is a significant reduction of 27% from 2005 levels. This reduction is more
significant on the local road network (33%). The picture for PM10 is less
marked with a reduction of 14% from 2005 levels.

On the other hand, whilst road transport accounts for a lesser proportion of
total CO2 emissions in 2005 (32%) this increases by 7.5% from 2005 levels.
This increase is less than the 9% increase nationally forecasted for 2010
(Sustainable Development Commission, 2005 - Climate Change Programme
Review). Importantly the increase is only 1% on the local road network whilst
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The EMIGMA data can provide some key information to support prioritisation
of future measures. As an example, apportionment of emissions within
EMIGMA show that HGVs produce 52% of emissions of NOX, 30% of CO2
emissions and 21% of PM10 emissions on the major road network. As they
typically account for only 5% of average traffic flows it is clear that actions
focused towards HGVs should produce good value for money in reducing
emissions.

However, we have further work to do to be able to better understand the
emissions benefits of AQAP measures within the context of future scenarios
and most notably the combined appraisal of individual authorities’ LDF
options. We have also submitted a bid to DEFRA to undertake a further
round of detailed assessment using this new EMIGMA data for detailed air
quality modelling to reassess the forecasts for 2010 and beyond.

Air Quality Monitoring Data
Using the current network of monitoring stations to identify area specific
trends over a short period of time can be problematic as the most commonly
used monitoring tool (NO2 diffusion tubes) yields highly variable results at the
same location from year to year. For this reason trends can only really be
interpreted over longer periods of time and over a wider area. Some data is
also presented for NO2 and PM10 from Automatic Monitoring sites (AURN)
which provide much more consistent and accurate measurements. However,
these are much fewer and far between and mainly provide data for urban
background locations rather than roadside locations.

Figure 1 and Figure 2 overleaf show combined annual average NO2
concentrations in urban background locations across Greater Manchester.
Figure 1 shows a longer downward trend given available diffusion tube data
from 1996 although this is not apparent from 2001 onwards. However Figure
2 shows AURN data combined from 5 background sites which shows a
consistent downward trend in NO2 concentrations within a shorter time period
from 2004 to 2007. Whilst for the reasons mentioned above it is necessary to
add caution to any conclusion drawn from these datasets, the trends would
appear consistent in part with the introduction of Euro standards but also with
a significant contribution from local level enforcement of industrial processes,
vehicle emissions testing and associated awareness raising.

Figure 3 on p8 shows trends in kerbside and roadside concentrations of NO2
from combined diffusion tube data across Greater Manchester. In these
results there is not such a clear downward trend in roadside concentrations
particularly post-2001 and it appears that whilst overall emissions of oxides of
nitrogen (NOX) from vehicle exhausts are reducing the proportion of actual
NO2 is higher at the roadside. The reasons are still uncertain but most likely
relate to the production of primary NO2 in engines with newer catalytic
converters and particulate traps, higher numbers of diesel vehicles and also
the atmospheric chemistry at the kerbside and roadside and the conversion of
oxides of nitrogen to NO2. The need for further national research on this
matter has been identified.



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Figure 1 GM Annual Mean NO2 in Urban Background Sites

                                           GM Annual Mean NO2 in Urban Background Sites
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        Annual mean, µg/m




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                                                1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006




Figure 2 Automatic Monitoring Sites – GM Average Urban Background NO2
                                                    AURN - GM Average Urban Background NO2
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  Annual Mean Concentration of NO2 μgm-3




                                           35




                                           30




                                           25




                                           20
                                            2004               2005            2006            2007
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Figure 3 GM Annual Mean NO2 Concentrations at Kerbside and Roadside Sites

                         GM Annual Mean NO2 in Kerbside and Roadside Sites
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  Annual mean, µg/m 3




                        50                                                        Kerbside


                        40                                                        Roadside


                        30

                        20

                        10

                        0
                         1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
                                                 Year


In the spring of 2008 the working group reviewed the availability and
appropriateness of data and performance measures for the AQAP. The
upgrade of EMIGMA has provided us with renewed confidence to use local
road mass emissions as a performance indicator.

However, further work is required to improve traffic flow data and improved
monitoring provision to further enhance forecasts. Availability of monitored
data is a particular concern and we are exploring options to expand the
network of monitoring sites.

An early priority action identified by the AQ Working Group and HA was the
establishment of a baseline across LA and HA sites. In 2007/08 the HA
commissioned RPS to undertake a survey of NO2 concentrations in the
AQMAs on the strategic road network in conjunction with Manchester,
Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Wigan.

1.3 AIR QUALITY BENEFITS OF THE TRANSPORT INNOVATION FUND
PACKAGE

The Greater Manchester authorities are currently consulting on a proposals to
spend up to £3 billion on a package of improvements to public transport,
cycling and walking, and the use of the road network, alongside congestion
charging proposals for drivers.
The Transport Innovation Fund (TIF) is a central Government fund that
supports innovative solutions to congestion problems, involving demand


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management measures. The Greater Manchester TIF package recognises
that in order to be truly sustainable, economic growth must be delivered
alongside improved environmental outcomes such as better local air-quality
and a lower transport carbon footprint. Over recent decades, increases in
economic growth in the UK have been associated with consequent growth in
the level of pollution and carbon emissions from transport. In developing the
package, AGMA and GMPTA have sought to break this negative
environmental relationship.
Therefore, as recommended by a European Directive, independent experts
were commissioned to produce a Strategic Environmental
Assessment (SEA) of the TIF package. In carrying out the SEA, particular
focus has been placed on how the TIF package impacts upon:
• local levels of air pollutants from road traffic, which have serious implications
for health, and aggravate pulmonary and respiratory diseases, especially in
asthmatics and young children. Tackling this issue is a key priority at national
and local levels; and
• greenhouse gas emissions (mainly carbon dioxide, CO2). These are
increasingly having a serious environmental impact at local and global levels.
In summary, the SEA concluded that the implementation of the TIF Package
will result in some significant benefits, including;
• a reduction of up to 10% in the amount of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and
particulate matter (PM10) in areas within Greater Manchester where air
quality is currently at its worst as compared to the “do minimum” scenario;
• a 6% reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, one of the principal
climate change gases, across Greater Manchester as compared to the “do
minimum” scenario; and
• a reduction in the number of anticipated avoidable deaths each year due to
improved air quality, additional exercise from the increase in walking and
cycling, and reduced risk of road traffic accidents.
The overall conclusion is that by implementing the TIF package in full, the link
between economic activity and increases in transport related emissions can
be broken. In doing so, the health of people in Greater Manchester will
improve, the environment will be cleaner and the transport system will be
playing an active part in tackling climate change.


1.4 OVERVIEW OF PROGRESS AND CONTEXT


The impacts of the work directly undertaken by GM Authorities must be
understood not only in terms of reductions in local pollutants within Air Quality
Management Areas but also in terms of negating, minimising or mitigating the
air quality and climate change impacts of economic growth in Greater
Manchester. This local action is therefore vital to ensure that the emissions
reduction potential of on-going technological improvement nationwide can
continue to be realised.



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Through a combination of future traffic and congestion management
measures, greater outreach with promotion material and development control
measures to promote the uptake of renewable and low emission energy
sources it will be possible to directly influence further reductions in local
emissions over and above those achieved through national initiatives and
market forces. However, we recognise that greater reductions can be
achieved through stronger alliances with partners such as the Highways
Agency, VOSA and bus and freight operators. We have made some progress
on this front, but the following sections will highlight where further specific
work is required with partners to deliver real impacts.

In the next section we provide an overview of progress under the key Air
Quality Strategy headings, namely:

   1.   Transport management and Infrastructure
   2.   Regulation and Enforcement
   3.   Smarter Choices
   4.   Planning Policy and Development Control
   5.   Clean/Technology, Fuels and Practices
   6.   Internal and External Partnerships

However, a few contextual issues are highlighted here that have impacted or
will impact on the direction of the delivery of the action plan.

In 2007 we held a workshop with a wide range of partners from the public,
private and voluntary sector to raise awareness of the strategy and to identify
where improvements could be made to the action plan. The workshop
confirmed with the Air Quality Working Group that the direction of the strategy
and the content of the action plan were in line with the aspirations of wider
stakeholders. Particular lessons from the workshop were:
    1. There is a need for greater emphasis on emissions impacts in
       promotional material on smarter choices (‘Hearts and Minds’)
    2. There is a need to strengthen delivery mechanisms for the action plan
    3. A better understanding is needed of the emissions impacts of individual
       measures within the action plan, and how they fit with wider changes
       through the LDF for example.

With regards to the latter issue, the working group are exploring the possible
development of a toolkit to compare emissions savings locally and area wide
as part of future scheme appraisal. This work could hopefully be undertaken
in tandem with the next round of detailed assessments across Greater
Manchester. In this respect the Air Quality Working Group is considering the
recent consultation on Local Air Quality Management guidance (July 2008)
with reference to the economic assessment of action plan measures.

However, there are a number of more recent developments particularly in
relation to climate change that are influencing the delivery of the strategy and
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the Nottingham Declaration in 2005, and this commits us to producing Climate
Change Action Plans by September 2008

Linking in with this, seven of the ten Authorities have adopted Local Area
Agreement targets for NI186 (per capita emissions of CO2) and two have
adopted targets for NI185 (CO2 emissions from LA operations). This will
require the use of a robust evidence base to inform the prioritisation of
measures on the basis of emissions savings. Many of these measures will
align with the AQAP.

Additionally, studies have been commissioned by PTEG, part funded by
GMPTE, to gain a better understanding of the climate change implications of
PTE activities, provide information for carbon footprinting and assess
technologies that could reduce climate change gas emissions (and local air
pollutants) from buses. This work is due for completion in 2008.

Alongside the focus on reducing carbon emissions from transport, Greater
Manchester Authorities will be working to develop Adaptation and Civil
Resilience Strategies in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change on the
network that are already occurring and future impacts that are deemed
inevitable in any scenario.

Finally, proposals are currently being developed for the establishment of an
Environment Commission for Greater Manchester. Although the links with
existing structures are still being developed there will clearly be an influence
on the delivery of the AQAP.

1.5 PROGRESS WITH KEY STRATEGY THEMES


Transport Management and Infrastructure
Infrastructure and traffic management improvements form an important part of
the Greater Manchester approach to reduce emissions on two fronts. Firstly,
improving network efficiency can reduce emissions from existing motor
vehicle traffic. Secondly, a shift away from private motor vehicles can be
achieved through provision of improved infrastructure for low emission or zero
emission traffic (public transport, walking and cycling).

Improvements in network efficiency can have varying impacts on emissions
from motor vehicles. On the one hand reductions in congestion can reduce
emissions from idling engines, whereas there is also a potential in certain
circumstances for increased speeds to lead to an increase in emissions.
However, overall there is a necessity to focus on reducing waiting times at
junctions, as well as improving traffic information systems to enable better
routing of traffic. Much of this work has been undertaken as part of the
implementation of Network Management Plans or derived from other
requirements under the Traffic Management Act (2004) such as the
maintenance of street works data, which can also be uploaded onto Local
Authority websites.



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Intelligent transport systems
A number of authorities in conjunction with UTC have undertaken audits of
junction signal timings on identified congestion routes to identify where
improvements can be made. SCOOT systems have been introduced to a
number of routes in 6 authorities in Greater Manchester with the intention to
widen its application to the whole of Greater Manchester. Elsewhere many of
the improvements are on-going for example through the introduction of MOVA
systems in new junctions or in junction upgrades to improve signal timings.

Improvements in traffic information provision have included the introduction of
Variable Messaging Systems to improve routing to car parks, reducing a
significant source of emissions from unnecessary traffic movements in Town
Centres (for example in Stockport). Work on sharing of traffic information
across boundaries is nearing completion with the GMUTC compiling data on
traffic events across an identified Greater Manchester Core Strategic
Network. The GMADE Traffic Management group have also been working
with the HA to ensure better integration of information systems across the
whole network including the motorways. In tandem with this work this has
enabled much more effective information provision to the public on traffic
incidents and roadworks through Council websites.

The HA have carried out several trials of motorway access management, or
ramp metering, have been carried out at 10 sites in Greater Manchester,
many of which are located within AQMAs. This has demonstrated reductions
in peak hour congestion on the motorway although further work will be
required to understand the impacts on the local network.


Freight management
We have placed an emphasis on improving information for hauliers in
recognition of the considerable potential for emissions savings. A
comprehensive study is underway across Greater Manchester to look at key
environmental impact points for freight on the road and rail network. A pilot
has been undertaken in Bolton to identify where signing can address impact
points on the network, and the LTP Steering Group is considering further
similar studies elsewhere in Greater Manchester.

Through the Freight Quality Partnership a second edition of the Greater
Manchester Drivers’ Freight Map has been produced in 2007/08, containing
revised guidance on best practice in routing. Further guidance on Sustainable
Distribution has been delayed due to staffing shortages.

Bus infrastructure and priority schemes
The continued progression of the Quality Bus Corridor Major Scheme and
Topslice programmes has lead to improved reliability on specific bus routes.
There is some evidence of success in increasing bus patronage in the first
two years of LTP2 on these routes. Further work on bus priority elements on
these corridors will continue through to 2010/11.


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Integrating pedestrian and cycle infrastructure in scheme design
Through the application of the road user hierarchy principle other measures to
improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists have been integrated with wider
improvements on an on-going basis. In particular, there has been
considerable progress across all the authorities in embedding the COncise
PEdestrian and Cycle AudiT (COPECAT) within highway feasibility and
design processes. It is clear that this has been a cost effective approach to
achieving incremental improvements across the network and ensuring that
opportunities are not lost.

Regulation and Enforcement
Greater Manchester Authorities have implemented roadside emissions testing
under the umbrella of the Cleaner Vehicles Campaign annually since 2003
and figures have demonstrated a decline in the failure rates year on year. An
evaluation of the emissions testing over the first years of LTP2 is to be
undertaken for the end of 2008. The campaign has also addressed smoky
buses, taxis and commercial vehicles through a ‘one stop’ reporting system
(www.cleanervehicles.org.uk) and partnership working between GMPTE, Taxi
Licensing teams and VOSA. Manchester has also implemented an idling
vehicles enforcement campaign, and this has led to a high degree of
compliance amongst commercial operators.

We have made efforts to develop our partnership with VOSA in the
enforcement of dirty diesels through the Cleaner Vehicles Campaign,
although this has so far not included enforcement of HGVs. It is vital that we
develop a proactive working relationship with VOSA in the next 2 years to
address enforcement of HGVs and ensure pressure is maintained on poor
performing fleet operators.

Enforcement campaigns have proven to be very successful not only through
the action of removing grossly polluting vehicles from the roads, but also
through the accompanying publicity and awareness raising. As such this is an
effective avenue through which awareness of local air quality issues
(particulates in particular) can be raised, and the benefits for carbon emission
reduction can be highlighted as well.

The GM Licensing Officers sub-group have considered the potential for
incorporating an age limit as a licensing condition for taxi licensing. This policy
has been adopted by Manchester, Wigan and Oldham Councils, although this
is still being considered by other Councils alongside other safety related
conditions. In tandem with this most authorities are also implementing twice
yearly emissions testing of 100% of the taxi fleet.




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Smarter Choices

Travel planning
Typically each Greater Manchester Authority has been facilitating the
production of an additional 8-10 workplace travel plans every year. Travel
plans remain a core action in Local Authorities to reduce emissions from
existing and new developments. A significant development in the first years of
LTP2 has been the introduction of area wide travel planning to incorporate
business parks, for example, generating significant traffic flows. This
approach is being used for Trafford Park and Exchange Quay for example.

The particular challenge is however to ensure that the existing travel plans
continue be improved and implemented and that awareness is raised and
interest maintained amongst employees. One approach is to develop Travel
Forums facilitated by the Local Authority. This approach is being developed in
Stockport as a voluntary membership scheme.

Over 800 School travel plans have been completed across Greater
Manchester since 2003 and all authorities are on target to develop Travel
Plans for 100% of schools by 2010. Alongside infrastructure improvements
(such as 20 mph zones, or cycle parking), many of these schools are
engaged in initiatives such as Walking Buses, Walk-Once-A-Week and Cycle-
Once-a-Week (WOW and COW in Tameside) or the production of educational
material for example the ‘Getting to School in Salford’ booklet.


Promotion of walking and cycling as leisure activities
Promoting walking and cycling as leisure activities, through partnership with
PCTs or sports and leisure practitioners for example, is a route through which
we have sought to bring about behavioural change and the use of walking and
cycling ultimately for every day journeys. The individual authority progress
reports demonstrate a wide array of promotional activities such as ‘Walkaday’
in Stockport, organised cycle rides or the production of a new edition of the
GM Cycle Map. These activities have great potential in broadening people’s
view of their local area and the opportunities to use local routes for walking
and cycling. In particular, regular events such as Walkaday have been
successful in increasing community involvement in organising and
participating in events over the first years of LTP2.

Future actions up to 2010/11
One of the outcomes of the Air Quality workshop held in February 2007 was a
recommendation to form more explicit links between local air quality
measures and hearts and minds work within the LTP. Whilst it is clear that the
measures described above will continue to deliver air quality and carbon
reduction benefits with comparatively high value for money, there is potential
to raise the profile of the emissions perspective in support of, or in conjunction
with, the same activities. One particular approach would be to provide more
interactive material to enable people to make informed choices about ways in
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One such avenue to achieve the above is through further development of a
website (www.greatairmanchester.org.uk) to provide interactive features and
information to for members of the public and businesses. This recognises that
individual informed choices (such as ensuring regular servicing of cars) can
have very significant impacts on local emissions.

Planning Policy & Development Control

Planning policy
GM Authorities have continued to embed air quality considerations in
development in particular through the transport assessment and travel plan
avenues.

UDP and LDF policies have sought to address residential and business
development within AQMAs where many of the key centres are located (for
example Stockport Town Centre). This has been a balance between the need
to reduce exposure to local air pollutants at levels that may be detrimental to
health, and the overall approach to reducing local emissions of NOX, PM10
and CO2 through concentrating residential and business development in the
centres that are well served by public transport and where facilities are
accessible on foot and by cycle. The approach adopted by GM Authorities has
been to continue to concentrate development in accessible centres
accompanied with appropriate parking standards in order to minimise car use,
whilst focusing on physical mitigation measures on site and in the immediate
locality to reduce exposure to harmful pollutants to within national objectives.
This is achieved through measures such as screening with trees and ensuring
appropriate standards of ventilation in residential and business premises.

The Greater Manchester authorities via the GM Joint Transport Team and the
GM Planning Officers Group are working together with the HA to undertake a
conurbation-wide transport modelling exercise. This exercise will look at,
amongst other things, the combined impact of the development aspirations
through the ten combined core strategies on air quality.
Additional guidance
Work is still underway to develop the common planning policy approach with
regards to transport related emissions across Greater Manchester. Wigan
Council has adopted a Development and Air Quality SPD in September 2007
and other Councils have produced various additional guidance as part of
broader sustainable transport SPDs.

We welcome the consultation on Low Emissions Strategies (Beacons Low
Emissions Strategy Group, June 2008). The LTP Air Quality working group
are currently considering this document in relation to the production of an
agreed GM approach. Wigan Council has opted to lead on this work.

Clean/Technology, Fuels and Practices
Whilst European directives and national timetables on the introduction of
lower emission technology (Euro Standards) are likely to achieve significant
reductions in emissions nationally through to the end of the LTP2 period, GM
Authorities have scope to accelerate uptake of new technology through


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development control mechanisms and partnership working with fleet
operators.

In relation to the former, as mentioned above, GM Authorities will be working
together to agree an approach in relation to the new national Low Emissions
Strategy consultation, as well as developing a Greater Manchester Fuel
Strategy.

GM Authorities have been seeking and will continue to seek accelerated
uptake of low emissions technology amongst its partners such as the Freight
Quality Partnership, Manchester Airport and the bus operators. However, the
first and most important action any authority can make to influence partners is
to lead the way themselves.

All Authorities have developed baselines and have set ambitious targets for
their own fleets, through Green Fleet Reviews. Measures have included
accelerated uptake of Euro IV and now Euro V vehicles, such as Rochdale’s
target to replace their fleet on a 5 year rotation, or Salford’s to replace HGVs
on a 3 year rotation in order to take advantage of technological improvements.
This will also contribute to GM Authorities’ work to establish LAA targets for
NI185 and 186 as discussed above, as well as reporting on NI194 (%
reduction in NOx and primary PM10 from LA estate and operations).

Authorities have also sought to maximise the use of alternative fuels. Most
authorities have reported that their primary fleet fuel is now 5% biodiesel
blend whilst a number have also trialled electric vehicles.

GMPTE have made considerable progress in promoting the uptake of new
technology by public transport operators. Two out of three buses in Greater
Manchester switched to 5% bio-diesel during 2006.

The number of buses with pollution reduction equipment to reduce harmful
black smoke increased by 30% as a result of grants offered by the Energy
Savings Trust and GMPTE. Almost one in five buses (17%) is now fitted with
particulate traps. However the scrapping of the Energy Savings Trust grant
programme has made it difficult to persuade operators to fit additional
particulate traps. Also an experimental Metroshuttle hybrid bus that was due
for operation in 2006/07 has not been operational due to the collapse of the
company that supplied it along with other technical issues. This illustrates
some of the challenges that are faced in introducing innovative technologies.

A major development has been the switching of the Metrolink network to
hydro-electric power in July 2007. Metrolink is now the first UK tram system to
use carbon free electricity for its traction current. Additionally, GMPTE have
sought to reduce emissions from its own transport infrastructure. As an
example following a successful solar-powered bus shelter trial, 50 solar
shelters were fitted in 2007/8.

Another significant development through the Manchester Airport Partnership
has been a commitment to carbon neutral ground transport by 2015 which


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was expressed in the Manchester Airport Master Plan (2007) and
accompanying Ground Travel Plan and Environment Plan.



Future actions to 2010/11
The LTP Air Quality Working Group is monitoring developments nationally
and internationally in order to better understand how a GM low emissions
strategy can contribute to short to medium term uptake of low emissions
technology. In particular the recent recommendations from the King Review of
‘Low-Carbon Cars’ (March 2008) point to key areas where Local Authorities
can contribute to uptake, notably through smarter choices, internal travel
plans and fleet procurement policies. As the above sections demonstrate, GM
Authorities are already fairly advanced in this respect.

Another recommendation was for the establishment of car clubs. This has
been explored by GM authorities, and Manchester has been successful in
establishing Whizz Go in the City Centre. Other Authorities have had
difficulties in demonstrating the business viability of similar schemes in their
areas. However, these remain a potentially powerful mechanism to bring
about the replacement of private vehicles with vehicles at the forefront of low
emission technology and this should continue to be explored alongside a
package of incentive mechanisms such as for parking provision (as
implemented in Manchester).

Future development of low emission strategies in the final years of LTP2
should take account of the rapidly diversifying and decentralising energy
market. There are unlikely to be any panaceas, as has been highlighted by
the potential pitfalls of introduction en masse of first generation biofuels.
However, taking this example, second generation biofuels will equally likely be
amongst a wide array of viable options from which new developments can
pick and chose for their fleets. Whilst electric vehicles will provide local air
quality benefits in the short term, the carbon reduction benefits are reliant on
future changes in the power generation sector, and potential alterations to the
national grid to enable wider uptake. However, early changes in demand
patterns should provide a good basis for uptake in the future, and this should
be considered as part of low emission strategies to be developed.

Internal and External Partnerships
Many relevant partnership issues have already been discussed above and
this section will briefly draw together the main themes and achievements and
identify future opportunities for further working.

Internal partnerships
The GMLTP AQAP has been developed to reflect a multi-agency approach to
addressing transport related emissions. In the first 2 years we have been very
successful in fostering joint working across multiple disciplines within Local
Authorities, and most notably between public protection and transport
planning. We believe this is a significant achievement arising from the first 2
years of the GMLTP AQAP.


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The implementation of air quality studies has been a particular avenue
through which this has been achieved. This has ensured the integration of air
quality considerations within transport appraisal and the EMIGMA upgrade,
which was funded with LTP monies in 2007, will continue to be an important
tool in providing emissions forecasts using data derived from the Sub-regional
Highways Model. Annual updates of EMIGMA (for 2006 and 2007) have also
been funded through the Planning Officers Group.


External partnerships
The LTP Air Quality Working Group has sought to strengthen working
relationships with the HA, freight operators (through the Freight Quality
Partnership), bus operators and VOSA in view the significant potential for
these organisations to deliver emissions reductions on the local network.
Work with freight operators, bus operators and VOSA has already been
discussed in the above sections.

Through regular meetings between the working group and the HA and liaison
between the HA and the GMADE Traffic Management Group we have
improved sharing of air quality monitoring and traffic data and the HA have
undertaken a number of schemes in liaison with GM Authorities such as the
trial of NOx and noise barriers between J13 and J14 of the M60.

Another significant achievement has been made in improvements to Airport
ground transport through the Manchester Airport Partnership. The Airport’s
Ground Travel Plan was revised in 2004 and was subject to wide public
consultation as part of the Airport Master Plan in 2006. To date there have
been a number of significant outcomes from this including:
• A new Ground Transport Interchange
      rd
• A 3 rail platform, which is due for completion in December 2008
• The introduction of a 24hr continuous bus service to Manchester from the
  airport
• A reduction in the number of ground vehicle trips per passenger
• A reduction in car usage to/from and within the airport

In addition to the above, below are some of the other organisations or
stakeholder forums with which the working group liaise in the implementation
of the GMLTP AQAP.

GM Air Quality Steering Group – Responsible for development and
management of non-transport linked countywide air quality actions and
consultation on actions developed by the Transport Air Quality Working
Group. The group consists of senior environmental health, GMPTE and
transport officers and planners.

Public Health Bodies & Public Health Directors – Public health bodies,
namely the Association of GM Strategic Health Authorities and Association of
Greater Manchester Primary Care Trusts, are consulted on the wider



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transport and health agenda, including the negative health impact of poor air
quality.

GM Environmental Managers Group – The group consists of GM District
environmental and sustainability officers and managers. Part of the remit of
the group is to work towards reducing non-transport and transport carbon
dioxide emissions across GM.

Planning Officers Group (POG) – The Greater Manchester Planning
Officers Group has membership drawn from the ten GM planning authorities
and is also supported by representatives of other organisations including
Government Office North West (GONW), GMPTE, Manchester Airport and the
AGMA Planning Units. It meets regularly to consider matters of concern, such
as AGMA’s contribution to the Regional Spatial Strategy.

Future arrangements for delivery
The proposals for an overarching Environment Commission for Greater
Manchester promises to provide an effective partnership governance structure
for delivering local air quality and climate change objectives. In view of the
fact that 7 of the 10 GM Local Authorities have adopted LAA targets for per
capita emissions of CO2, it is hoped that this arrangement will facilitate the
development of effective working relationships with organisations such as
MIDAS (an inward investment agency working in partnership with businesses
on behalf of AGMA) in achieving carbon reduction targets.

1.6 OUTLINE OF THE PROGRESS REPORTS


Part 2 of this Annex provides progress reports from individual organisations
involved in the delivery of the LTP Air Quality Strategy and Action Plan. The
actions are grouped together into the following sections:

   •   LTP2 Air Quality Working Group Actions
   •   GM Freight Quality Partnership (FQP) Air Quality Actions
   •   GMPTE/GMPTA Actions
   •   Actions implemented by individual local authorities

A report is also included from the HA, although this is not provided in the
standard format in view of the fact that specific actions were not allocated to
HA in the original action plan.

Figure 1.0 (overleaf) provides a summary of the core Greater Manchester air
quality actions. The actions are grouped together into the following coded
sections:




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Fig. 1.0 – Greater Manchester Core Air Quality Actions Table

GM LTP2 AQ      Action
Ref.
A1              Implement a Roadside Emissions Testing Scheme (“Cleaner Vehicles”)
A2              AQ Studies and Research
A3              Taxi Licensing and Review
A4              Vehicle Clean-Up Programme
A5              Air Quality Training
A6              Manchester Airport Air Quality Partnership
A7              Develop GM Supplementary Air Quality Planning guidance and Mitigation
                Measures
A8              Promotional Campaign
A9              Air Quality Monitoring
A10             Develop GM Fuel Strategy
B1              Create the Greater Manchester LTP2 Air Quality Working Group
B2              Continue to Build Partnerships with the Highways Agency
B3              Road User and Workplace Parking Charges
B4              Employ Greater Manchester Travel Plan Co-ordinator
B5              Work Jointly with the Manchester “The Green Energy Revolution” Programme
C1              Promote and Develop Freight Air Quality Best Practice Guidance
C2              Produce Greater Manchester Drivers Freight Map
C3              Sustainable Distribution Guidance
C4              Night Time Freight Deliveries
C5              Address Key Environmental Impact Points for Freight on the Road & ail Network
D1              Work with the Bus Operators to Reduce Bus Emissions
D2              Bus Quality Agreements (BQA) that Include Challenging Air Quality Standards
D3              Traffic Regulation Conditions
D4              Real Time Information
D5              Public Transport Subsidies
D6              Clean Bus Research
D7              Metrolink Expansion
E1              Continue to Implement Quality Bus Corridors
E2              “Park and Ride”
E3              Air Quality Promotion and Integration
E4              Enforce Reviewed Taxi Licensing Regime
E5              District Fleet Management Policies
E6              Improve Links with Health Professionals
E7              Encourage and Promote Walking and Cycling
E8              Implement Travel Plans and Smarter Choice Initiatives
E9              Implement School Travel Plans
E10             Improve Traffic Control Systems
E11             Implement “Home Zones”
E12             Car Parking Enforcement and Control
E13             Car Sharing, Car Clubs and Car Pools
E14             Utilise GM Supplementary Air Quality Planning Guidance
E15             Implement Public Transport Priority
E16             Improve the safety and security of the public transport network
E17             Encourage shift to the use of rail transport for freight
E18             Improve Low/Zero emission fuel infrastructure and availability
NTA1            Enforce the Pollution Prevention & Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000.
NTA2            Continue to enforce Smoke Control Areas.
NTA3            Promote energy efficient and sustainable measures to developers.
NTA4            Promote improved energy efficiency in domestic properties.
NTA5            Encourage the conversion of large boilers (>2MWth) operating in hospital,
                university and commercial buildings from coal or oil to gas.
NTA6            Promote energy efficiency in industrial and commercial premises
NTA7            Raise awareness of the health effects of burning garden and other waste.
NTA8            Address air quality issues through the planning & development system
NTA9            All districts to produce and implement a "Carbon Action Plan".


Sections A to D have been grouped together according to the air quality
stakeholder specifically responsible for project managing the delivery of the


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action. For example, all the actions in Section A and B are project managed
by the GM LTP2 Air Quality Working Group; however, other stakeholders may
well be involved with actual delivery of the action. The majority of these
actions are specific in nature and will be delivered by stakeholder
representatives of AGMA and the GMLTP2 strategy and process.

Section E and NT contains strategically themed countywide actions applicable
to all air quality stakeholders within GM. All GM Districts have taken account
of these actions when developing local air quality action plans. The first
column of the AQ progress tables within this report (GM LTP2 AQ Ref) links
local District Actions to Greater Manchester Core air quality actions.

Progress Table Explanation

GMLTP2 AQ Ref:                   The GM LTP2 Air Quality Strategy & Action
                                 Plan core action (Fig. 1) that the specific
                                 action relates to.

Action Plan Measure / Target:    Action target or measure.

Original Timescale:              Original action timescale

Progress with measure:           Progress made between April 2007 and
                                 March 2008, with reference to the Action
                                 Plan measure / target.

Outcome to date:                 Outcome since action initiated.

Comments:                        Any additional information.




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PART 2 PROGRESS TABLES
2.1. AIR QUALITY WORKING GROUP
GM      Action plan      Original          Progress with measure                    Outcome to date                        Comments
LTP2    measure /        timescales
AQ      target
REF
A1      Implement a      2004/05-2010/11    In 2007/8 25 test days were carried    The campaign began in 2003 and          A report has
        Roadside                           out, in which 760 vehicles were         has been a success to date, with        been
        Emissions                          tested. Only 13 vehicles failed (1.7%). indications that fewer vehicles are     commissione
        Testing                                                                    failing the test year on year. A        d to evaluate
        Scheme                             The campaign continues to focus on      lower percentage of vehicles failed     the AQ
        (“Cleaner                          a regulated approach with formal        the test in 2005 compared to 2003       impacts of
        Vehicles”)                         roadside emission test days.            with very low failure rates for         the cleaner
                                                                                   petrol engine vehicles (0.5%) but       Vehicles
                                                                                   still significant failure rates of 7%   campaign
                                                                                   for diesel engines.                     over the last
                                                                                                                           2 years.
                                                                                    Annual vehicle pass / fail results
                                                                                    have shown an overall decline in
                                                                                    vehicles failing the test over the 5
                                                                                    years the campaign has been
                                                                                    running. Nevertheless, it has
                                                                                    identified that there is still a
                                                                                    significant number of vehicles on
                                                                                    the road that have polluting
                                                                                    potential, particularly diesel
                                                                                    engines.




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GM      Action plan      Original     Progress with measure                     Outcome to date                        Comments
LTP2    measure /        timescales
AQ      target
REF

                                                                                The progress of this project will be
                                                                                reviewed at the end of 2008.




A2      AQ Studies       On-going     Update of EMIGMA (Emissions               GMTU LEZ study complete.               EMIGMA
        and                           Inventory for Greater Manchester)         Taxi emission research                 update for
        Research                      has been completed for the baseline       completed.                             2007 should
                                      year 2005, and for 2006. A forecast       This study suggested:                  be completed
                                      has also been undertaken for 2010.        Setting a strictly applied age limit   by Autumn
                                                                                policy (exemptions only being          2008.
                                      The data base is now one of the most      applied in very exceptional cases).
                                      comprehensive in the UK, with the         If possible the policy aim should      EMIGMA
                                      following added features:                 be to try and achieve Euro III         data will be
                                      Improved traffic modelling (Saturn)       compliance (vehicles registered        used to
                                      Modelling of cold start and hot soak      after 2000 should in the main          provide AQ
                                      emissions distribution                    achieve this standard) by 2008/9.      inputs to LDF
                                      Incorporation of CO2 emissions            Implementing a six monthly test        Options
                                      Clear audit trail for emissions factors   cycle for taxis, although perhaps      Appraisal
                                                                                considering a lesser standard          study in
                                      A bid has been submitted to DEFRA         (yearly test?) for newer vehicles      2008/09
                                      for a further round of AQ Review and      (vehicles less than 3yrs old?).




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GM      Action plan      Original     Progress with measure                 Outcome to date                       Comments
LTP2    measure /        timescales
AQ      target
REF
                                      Assessment, including a proposal to   Consider applying incentives to
                                      undertake AQ modelling as part of     encourage low emissions, through
                                      Detailed Assessment.                  fee discounts, advice and fare
                                                                            charging policies.
                                                                            The study looked at the scenario
                                                                            where all of the existing fleet are
                                                                            compliant with Euro III emission
                                                                            standards, NOx emissions from
                                                                            taxis are estimated to reduce by
                                                                            approximately 15% and PM10 by
                                                                            28 – 30% for Greater Manchester.

                                                                            A joint study, with the Highways
                                                                            Agency (HA Strategic Road
                                                                            Network Diffusion Tube Survey),
                                                                            of NO2 levels at locations adjacent
                                                                            to motorways began in April 2006.
                                                                            Initial results indicate potential
                                                                            exceedances at relevant
                                                                            exposure locations adjacent to
                                                                            motorways for participating local
                                                                            authorities (Manchester City,
                                                                            Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and
                                                                            Wigan)




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GM      Action plan      Original     Progress with measure                    Outcome to date                       Comments
LTP2    measure /        timescales
AQ      target
REF
                                                                               The Greater Manchester
                                                                               Transportation Unit (GMTU) is
                                                                               also developing web-based
                                                                               access for industrial processes
                                                                               and large point source information.




A3      Taxi             2006         The group via its Taxi Licensing sub-    Manchester, Wigan and Oldham
        Licensing                     group continued its links with GM        have revised their licensing
        Review                        Licensing Officers sub-group.            policies since the emissions report
                                      Manchester, Wigan and Oldham have        was provided in 2005.
                                      revised their licensing policies since
                                      the emissions report was provided in
                                      2005. The Taxi Licensing Group
                                      plans to review all licensing
                                      conditions over the next two years
                                      with the aim of standardising applied
                                      conditions across the Greater
                                      Manchester Area. This will include
                                      policies affecting emissions.




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GM      Action plan      Original         Progress with measure                     Outcome to date                        Comments
LTP2    measure /        timescales
AQ      target
REF
A4                                        Working with bus fleet management         Smoky vehicles are reported to
        Vehicle          On-going         Dirty Diesel Campaign:                    City Council taxi licensing team or
        Clean-Up         Implemented in                                             VOSA for commercial vehicle
        Programme        2004/5 and       Encouraging the public to report          operators for enforcement action.
                         ongoing.         smoky, grossly polluting vehicles.
                                                                                    Partnership working with GMPTE
                                          Targeted to reduce PM10 but also          is also enabling us to deal with
                                          reflecting badly tuned vehicles that      individual buses / companies that
                                          have higher emissions of a range of       have excessive emissions.
                                          pollutants.
                                          Campaign began in November 2004
                                          and is still publicised via the hotline
                                          and websites:
                                          www.manchestergreencity.co.uk
                                          http://www.cleanervehicles.org.uk

                                          Leaflets are also handed out to
                                          drivers during the Cleaner Vehicles
                                          Campaign days to increase
                                          awareness.
                                                                                    Initial indications are a high level
                                          Idling Vehicles Campaign:                 of compliance from commercial
                                                                                    operators following publicity as
                                          Advice and enforcement (Fixed             part of the implementation of the
                                          Penalty Notices) against drivers idling   scheme.




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GM      Action plan      Original           Progress with measure                    Outcome to date                      Comments
LTP2    measure /        timescales
AQ      target
REF
                                            their vehicles unnecessarily.
                                            Raising awareness of emissions and       In addition, Manchester City
                                            energy issues of idling vehicles.        Council Street Management Team
                                                                                     removed 2041 untaxed vehicles
                                            195 Fixed Penalty Notices have been      and 81 abandoned vehicles in the
                                            served since the launch of the           financial year 2007/08. This is a
                                            campaign up to end of March 08.          decrease of 31% and 12%
                                                                                     respectively from last year’s
                                            Partnership working with the Street      figures.
                                            Crime Wardens has also enabled
                                            pro-active work to focus on idling
                                            vehicles during periods when air
                                            quality is moderate or worse.
A5      Air Quality      2006-08 –          The context for this action is rapidly   Workshop undertaken in 2007.
        Training         Review of impact   changing with better integration of AQ   The workshop served to both
                         in 2007/08         impact assessment within transport       increase stakeholder awareness
                                            appraisal, and the further               of the AQAP as well as to inform a
                                            development of proposals for a GM        refresh of the plan.
                                            Environment Commission to ensure
                                            climate change and AQ priorities are
                                            progressed.

                                            The group is intending to participate
                                            in the development of national Low
                                            Emission Strategy Guidance through




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GM      Action plan      Original     Progress with measure                     Outcome to date                   Comments
LTP2    measure /        timescales
AQ      target
REF
                                      Peer authority participation in 2008/9
                                      (Wigan acting as lead authority). In
                                      particular part of this work is looking
                                      to develop training to provide
                                      professional qualifications/expertise
                                      in climate change and air quality.


A6      Improve and      On-going     A Revised Ground Travel Plan was      Outcomes:
        Develop                       published 2004. The new plan was      Ground Transport Interchange
        Manchester                    part of Manchester Airports Master    now open.
        Airport                       Plan published in 2007.               3rd rail platform under
        Environment                                                         construction, open Dec 2008.
        Partnership                   The Manchester Airport Master Plan    Introduced new direct train service
                                      was written and a public consultation to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
                                      was undertaken in 2006. The Master 43 Bus service to Manchester
                                      Plan was published in 2007 along      moves to a continuous 24 hour
                                      with 4 supporting policy documents:   service.
                                      Environment Plan, Ground Transport 2006 monitoring results: The
                                      Plan, Community Plan and Land Use vehicle trip per air passenger ratio
                                      Plan. The Environment Plan makes a 1.34 at end 2007.
                                      commitment for Manchester Airport to 9% local bus and 3% rail use by
                                      be carbon neutral for energy use and staff walk & cycle 4% at end 2007.
                                      vehicle fuel use by 2015.             Car usage was down to 80%,
                                                                            drive alone 70% at end 2007.




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GM      Action plan      Original     Progress with measure                     Outcome to date                       Comments
LTP2    measure /        timescales
AQ      target
REF
                                      Construction of the third rail platform   Implemented forecourt
                                      began in July 2007.                       management plan to direct private
                                                                                car and taxi pick up into the short
                                                                                stay car parks to cut down on
                                                                                congestion.




A7      Develop GM       2006         Wigan Council adopted its                 Proposed adoption of best
        Supplementa                   ‘Development and Air Quality’             practice across wider Greater
        ry Air Quality                Supplementary Planning Guidance in        Manchester to be addressed
        Planning                      September 2007. Consideration is          through participation in Low
        guidance and                  ongoing within the group regarding        Emission Strategy development
        Mitigation                    the proposed approach across the          and through related development
        Measures                      Greater Manchester area bearing in        of LDF strategies, policies and
                                      mind LDF developments and pending         guidance.
                                      Low Emission Strategy
                                      Guidance/participation in Peer group
                                      programme.




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GM      Action plan      Original     Progress with measure                      Outcome to date             Comments
LTP2    measure /        timescales
AQ      target
REF
A8      Promotional      On-going     Air quality work is also highlighted on
        Campaign                      several other websites such as
                                      http://www.greatairmanchester.org.uk
                                      / and
                                      http://www.cleanervehicles.org.uk/

                                      Air quality sites have been updated
                                      with key reports and information.
                                      Funding for more interactive website
                                      features has not been secured, but
                                      the focus for the future is still on a
                                      more interactive site providing
                                      improved facilities and self service for
                                      customers. Work on the
                                      GreatairManchester website is due
                                      for completion 2008/09.

                                      In Town Without My Car Day also
                                      implemented across Greater
                                      Manchester.




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GM      Action plan      Original     Progress with measure                  Outcome to date                         Comments
LTP2    measure /        timescales
AQ      target
REF
A9                                    Continued to maintain and enhance a
        Air Quality      On-going     network of automatic and passive
        Monitoring                    monitoring sites across GM. GM
                                      Authorities also contributed
                                      monitoring data from Motorway
                                      locations around GM to study by
                                      Highways Agency (see A2 above).


A10                                   This action has slipped. The working   Various local authority fleet/vehicle
        Develop GM       2006         group is monitoring developments       policies (see individual authority
        Fuel                          nationally through LACORS, RTFO        Annexes)
        Strategy                      and King Review.




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2.2. FREIGHT QUALITY PARTNERSHIP

GM LTP2      District Action Plan        Original timescale       Progress with measure                    Outcome to date
 AQ Ref.           Measure                for Completion
C1       Promote & Develop              2005/6                Guidance included in GM Freight        Euro 4 emission-level
         Freight Air Quality Best                             Map which has just been fully          vehicles now required for new
         Practice Guidance -                                  revised. Freight Best Practice         fleets. 6 vehicles from JPM
         Promotion of appropriate                             Initiative also promoting nationally   Ecologistics in Rochdale now
         air emission reduction                               and regionally, and will be            running on biodiesel.
         practices, fuels, and                                extended for a further 3 year          Progress with local authority
         technologies including                               period from 2008.                      fleets –eg Salford City
         lower emission vehicle                                                                      Council’s biodiesel-powered
         specifications, driver                                                                      fleet. Evidence from Freight
         training, vehicle tuning,                                                                   Best Practice programme of
         and journey planning for                                                                    fuel savings and CO2
         circulation amongst HGV                                                                     emission reductions by
         and fleet operators                                                                         operators. Higher fuel costs
                                                                                                     likely to yield further progress
                                                                                                     in this area.
C2         Produce Greater              2005                  First edition (2005) complete and      No measured outcomes but
           Manchester Drivers           2007                  distributed. Second edition            some anecdotal evidence of
           Freight Map - Produce                              (2007/08) completed and                route planning savings
           Greater Manchester                                 circulated, and available on
           Drivers Freight Map to aid                         GMLTP website.
           journey planning
C3         Sustainable Distribution     2006                   No progress owing to staffing
           Guidance - Seek the                                and funding limitations, but this
           support and guidance of                            area overlaps with Freight Best




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           Central Government in                  Practice in any case
           relation to the promotion
           and implementation of
           Sustainable Distribution
           guidance amongst
           commercial operations and
           other agencies in the
           region.
               Consult with Central
                   government
               Disseminate
                   Sustainable
                   Distribution
                   guidance to relevant
                   stakeholders
               Engage vehicle
                   operators

C4         Night time Freight              2007   Best Practice on how to approach       Publication of Best Practice
           Deliveries - Examine the               this now published by DfT, and         has not led to any increase in
           feasibility of night-time              will be referred to by planning        applications from site
           deliveries by investigating            authorities deciding on                operators for
           the relaxation of delivery             applications for lifting of delivery   modification/lifting of curfews,
           curfews relating to existing           curfews.                               but this may change if
           or proposed commercial                                                        transport
           premises, ensuring that                At present, no authorities intend      investment/congestion
           there is a full consideration          to approach site operators with        charging scheme goes
           of the potential                       suggestions for reductions in          ahead.
           noise/nuisance impact.                 curfews, as elected members
                                                  consider there are good reasons



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                                               for the restrictions they have
                                               approved.
C5         Identify And Address         2007   Pilot freight site signing survey    Signing work under way in
           Key Environmental                   completed in Bolton to investigate   Salford
           Impact Points for Freight           potential for reducing impact by
           on the Road And Rail                better signing of freight
           Network - Assessment of             attractors/generators to/from the
           all points on the road/rail         GM Freight Network. Proposals
           network where freight has           made and costed, and LTP
           the biggest detrimental             Steering Group Authorities
           impact, or has the potential        recommended to undertake
           to have a positive impact,          similar studies.
           on the environment, and
           implement any feasible
           actions.




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2.3. GREATER MANCHESTER PASSENGER TRANSPORT EXECUTIVE (GMPTE) & GREATER
     MANCHESTER PASSENGER TRANSPORT AUTHORITY (GMPTA)
GM      Action Plan Measure         Original        Progress with measure                   Outcome to date
LTP2 AQ                             timescale for
Ref                                 Completion
D1      Work with bus               Ongoing         Regular liaison meetings held with      17% of the bus fleet are now fitted
        operators to reduce                         major operators                         with particulate traps
        bus emissions.                                                                      70.9% of the bus fleet engines are
                                                    Grant aid was offered to operators      Euro II standard or above
                                                    for fitting particulate traps, but
                                                    withdrawal of additional grant from
                                                    the Energy Savings Trust has
                                                    made it difficult to persuade
                                                    operators to further traps.

                                                    Major operators have invested
                                                    heavily in new vehicles, particularly
                                                    as part of the Quality Bus Corridor
                                                    initiative
D2        Set Up Bus Quality        Ongoing         Bus Quality is being taken forward      Some quality improvements have
          Agreements (BQAs)                         as part of work to establish wider      been achieved through voluntary
          that Include                              Quality Partnership Agreements.         partnership via the Quality Bus
          challenging air quality                   This is part of a Transport             Corridor programme. This has
          standards.                                Innovation Fund bid, which is the       increased the proportion of new
                                                    subject of public consultation          vehicles in operation.
                                                    March 2008-October 2008
D3        Traffic Regulation        2006            Internal discussions held               None
          Conditions (TRC). -




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GM      Action Plan Measure       Original        Progress with measure                Outcome to date
LTP2 AQ                           timescale for
Ref                               Completion
        Traffic Regulation
        Conditions include
        powers for a Traffic
        Commissioner to
        impose restrictions on
        bus operators
        concerning the
        exhaust emission
        standards of vehicles
        used.

D4        Real Time Information   Ongoing         Limited progress due to problems     None measurable
                                                  with supplier and software
D5        Public Transport        Ongoing         GMPTE continues to subsidise         Many journeys are made by public
          subsidies.                              socially necessary bus services.     transport rather than more polluting
                                                  These include a requirement to fit   modes. 17% of the fleet are now
                                                  particulate traps to buses used on   fitted with particulate traps.
                                                  GMPTE contracts.
                                                                                       Limited amount of public subsidy
                                                                                       (compared to London) makes
                                                                                       environmental conditions (which
                                                                                       have a cost) difficult to impose when
                                                                                       the demand for subsidy (due to de-
                                                                                       registrations) continues to rise.
D6        Clean Bus Research                      Hybrid and other research            The scrapping of Energy Saving
                                                  continues. Links with Manchester     Trust (EST) grant aid, including the




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GM      Action Plan Measure     Original             Progress with measure                Outcome to date
LTP2 AQ                         timescale for
Ref                             Completion
                                                     and Warwick universities.            low carbon bus programme makes
                                                     Pilot hybrid Metroshuttle bus        further development more difficult
                                                     proved unreliable and is currently
                                                     not operational.
D7        Metrolink Expansion   2011 if funding is   Funding secured for Phase 3a of      None as yet.
                                secured              Metrolink, Delivery Partner &
                                                     contractor appointed, some           Metrolink is proved to have huge
                                                     enabling work commenced              potential to replace car journeys and
                                                     (including ordering of vehicles).    is a key element of the Greater
                                                     New lines will start opening in      Manchester Integrated Transport
                                                     2011.                                Strategy

                                                     Funding for Phase 3b is dependent
                                                     on Transport Innovation Fund Bid
                                                     proceeding. Public Consultation on
                                                     this is taking place July-October
                                                     2008.




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2.4. BOLTON MBC
GM      Action plan                  Original         Progress with             Outcome to date           Comments
LTP2    measure/target               timescale        measure in 2007/08
AQ Ref.
A1      Roadside Emission
        Testing                      Cleaner          Campaign continued        See Gtr Manchester wide   Campaign utilised in
           Implement the             Vehicles         into 2007/08              actions update.           Bolton every year
           Vehicle Emissions         Campaign                                                             since 2003.
           (Fixed Penalty)           began in
           (England)                 2003.
            Regulations 2002

A9         Air Quality Monitoring
              Produce annual         April annually   No specific air quality   No specific air quality   Monitoring data is in
              reports and publish                     report produced           report produced           the Air Quality
              results                                                                                     Management
                                                                                                          Progress Report.
A9         Air Quality Info on
           Website                   April 2007       Air Quality information   Item completed            Whilst this item is
           Publish AQ action plan                     now on Council web                                  complete, more air
              on web with links to                    site including action                               quality information
              AQ sites and include                    plan, AQMA and links                                and data will be
              other service info.                     to other sites.                                     posted on the site.

A9         Review Current
           Monitoring                April 2005       New monitoring sites      Report produced           Item now completed –
             Assess suitability of                    now operational.          2006/07.                  to be reviewed in
             current monitoring                                                 Monitoring programme      2011.
             sites and amend as                                                 now updated in
             appropriate                                                        accordance with the



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GM      Action plan                   Original      Progress with            Outcome to date              Comments
LTP2    measure/target                timescale     measure in 2007/08
AQ Ref.
                                                                             report..
E7         Pedestrianisation
           To be included in the      Dec 2003/04   No major schemes         Churchgate (Town             Programme
           walking strategy.                        completed this year.     Centre) sheme complete.      dependent to some
                                                                             Bath St and Le Mans          extent on successful
            Town Centre scheme
                                                                             Cres/Cheadle Square          TIF bid.
                                                                             planned for completion
                                                                             approx 2011.

E7         Improved Cycling and
           Walking Provision
              Produce and             April 2004    No larger schemes        Walking Strategy written,
              implement a Walking                   completed. Much          adopted and being
              Strategy.                             activity on small        implemented.
                                                    (DDA) schemes
                                                    across the town.         North/south route
                                                                             completed in joint project
                                                                             with GMPTE. Emphasis
                                                                             on use by people with
                                                                             disabilities.

                                                                             Cycling Forum
                                                                             established and active.
                                                                                                          Successful TIF bid
              Monitor the                           Work done with           New Cycling Strategy         needed for Bolton –
              implementation of the                 Sustrans on the          adopted.                     Bury cycleway
              Cycling Strategy.                     planned Bolton to                                     scheme.
                                                    Bury cycle route using   Middlebrook cycle route



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GM      Action plan                     Original     Progress with          Outcome to date              Comments
LTP2    measure/target                  timescale    measure in 2007/08
AQ Ref.
                                                     old railway.           to Town Centre in
                                                                            operation.

                                                                            Offroad route from town
                                                                            centre to General
                                                                            Hospital completed.

E11        Home Zones
             Investigate feasibility    May 2004     Homezone type          Completion of Oldhams
             of home zones and                       project (at Shepley    Estate Homezone.
             secure appropriate                      Avenue) successfully
             funding.                                implemented.           Completion of Shepley
                                                                            Ave scheme.

A3         Taxi Controls
              Investigate the           Short Term   No change.             On-going policy of testing   Gtr M/c authorities
              regulation of Taxi                                            100% of vehicles twice       considering standard
              emissions.                                                    yearly.                      policy to reduce
                                                     Approx. 25 cars run                                 numbers of ‘old’
              Encourage use of                       on LPG                 Approx. 25 cars run on       vehicles. See Gtr M/c
              LPG.                                                          LPG                          action plan update.

E5         Use of Cleaner and
           Alternative Fuels
              Continue the fitting of   On-going     All new vehicle        Continual improvement in
              particulate traps as                   purchases meet Euro    emission standards of
              part of the annual                     4 standard. Now        new vehicles. Particle
              replacement                            moving to Euro 5.      traps fitted where



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GM      Action plan                     Original      Progress with           Outcome to date             Comments
LTP2    measure/target                  timescale     measure in 2007/08
AQ Ref.
           programme for                                                      necessary.
           Council fleet



              Trial other methods to
              reduce emissions                                                5% bio diesel in use for
              from the Council fleet.                                         entire fleet (approx. 600
                                                                              vehicles).


D2         Quality Bus
           Partnership                  Dec 2006      Work done on            Quality Bus Partnership
                                                      planning a Chorley      operational.
                                                      New Rd scheme and
                                                      a                       Bolton part of Northern
              Northern Orbital to                     Rapid Bus Transit       Orbital Quality Bus
              start 2003/04.                          Route from Bolton to    Corridor completed.
                                                      Manchester.                                         On-going programme
                                                                                                          of schemes. TIF
                                                      Jetts M60 Quality bus                               funding important for
              .                                       corridor.                                           these schemes.




E8         Travel Plans
           Develop the key areas of     Medium Term   Council staff travel    Car share scheme



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GM      Action plan                    Original      Progress with            Outcome to date          Comments
LTP2    measure/target                 timescale     measure in 2007/08
AQ Ref.
        the BMBC travel plan.                        survey completed.        implemented.
                                                     Data to feed into
                                                     Travel Plan review.      Mileage allowance for
                                                                              larger cars removed.

                                                                              Cycle sheds provided.

E8         Work in Partnership
           with Local Businesses
           to Produce Travel           Medium Term   Small group of           Approximately 15
           Plans                                     companies at             businesses have travel
                                                     Parklands (Mansell       plans approved.
                                                     Way) with travel plans
                                                     working together and
                                                     liaising with the
                                                     Council.


E9         Walk to school plans,
           etc.                        April 2004
              Implement kerbcraft
              child pedestrian
              training scheme.
                                                                              Pilot completed.
              Evaluate the pilot                     793 schoolchildren
              study of school travel                 (mainly Year 6)
              plans                                  passed through Safer
                                                     Cycling classes. This



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GM      Action plan               Original      Progress with            Outcome to date            Comments
LTP2    measure/target            timescale     measure in 2007/08
AQ Ref.
                                                represents approx.
                                                21% of all Year 6
                                                children.
                                                                         53 (38%) plans in total    Aim to achieve 100%
                                                                         now approved.              of schools with STPs
                                                32 school travel plans                              by 2010. Capital
                                                approved. ST Advisor                                funding available from
                                                works with primary,                                 DCSF.
                                                secondary, nursery,
                                                independent, special
                                                and PRUs. Work
                                                continuing.                                         More schools being
                                                                                                    encouraged to take
                                                30 schools took part in                             part. International
                                                Support Walk to                                     WTSW also
                                                School Week activities 9 schools have active        promoted.
                                                (May 2007)              weekly walking buses..
                                                                                                    More to be
                                                                                                    encouraged -training
                                                14 schools received                                 to be given by the
                                                grants.                                             Road Safety Team.


NTA5     Policy Measures
         Development Control
            Investigate the       Long Term     Small amount of          Small amount of progress
            practicality of the                 progress made in         made in researching this
            S106 agreements to                  researching this         subject.



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GM      Action plan                Original     Progress with            Outcome to date               Comments
LTP2    measure/target             timescale    measure in 2007/08
AQ Ref.
           secure balancing                     subject.
           measures in
           application where AQ
           is an issue.

NTA5     Development Control
           Provide guidance in     Long Term    Some progress made       Workplace travel
           relation to AQ for                   in developing a Gtr      guidance note written and
           developers to follow                 Manchester planning      provided to applicants.
           when submitting                      advice document.
           Planning
           Applications.

NTA1     Industrial Emissions
            Continue to enforce    On-going     All premises permitted   Annual programme of
            the Pollution                       and inspected in         inspections maintained.
            Prevention and                      2007/08.
            Control (England and
            Wales) Regulations
            2000 (as amended)

NTA2     Domestic Emissions
           Smoke Control Areas. On-going        All complaints about     Policy of investigation and
           Whole of Bolton SCA                  domestic emissions       enforcement maintained.
           – Publicise                          are investigated and
           implications of SCA                  dealt with
           Enforce Legislation                  appropriately.




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GM      Action plan                  Original      Progress with             Outcome to date             Comments
LTP2    measure/target               timescale     measure in 2007/08
AQ Ref.
NTA4    Information on
        Bonfires and Air
        Quality                      Short Term    No further progress.      Bonfire leaflet produced.
           Provide information to
           residents on
           environmental issues
           relating to bonfires to
           discourage
           inappropriate burning.
NTA2    Affordable Warmth
           Strategy                  Medium term   Funding secured for       Strategy under review.
        (Home Energy and Fuel                      Affordable Warmth         Affordable Warmth
           Poverty)                                Coordinator for 2007-     Coordinator – contract
        Implementation of the                      08.                       extension.
           Strategy
                                                   Awareness raising
                                                   events including
                                                   Energy Efficiency
                                                   Advice Shop which
                                                   over 1600 people
                                                   attended.                 Affordable Warmth
                                                   Affordable Warmth         Project Officer in post
                                                   Project Officer in post   (funded from Scottish
                                                   to deliver training to    Power’s Energy People
                                                   newly formed              Trust).
                                                   households.
                                                                             Large number of public
                                                   Public sector             and private sector



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GM      Action plan               Original      Progress with             Outcome to date        Comments
LTP2    measure/target            timescale     measure in 2007/08
AQ Ref.
                                                629+ heating systems      properties improved.
                                                fitted with A rated
                                                boilers.
                                                3837 homes insulated
                                                to the required
                                                standards.

                                                Private sector
                                                approx. 1874 homes
                                                were insulated (2789
                                                measures – Loft
                                                insulation, Cavity Wall
                                                Insulation and
                                                Draught proofing).
                                                Better Behaving Boiler
                                                Scheme - 111 grants
                                                awarded.
                                                Warm Front Top Up
                                                Scheme - 278 grants
                                                awarded.




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     2.5. BURY COUNCIL

GM     Planned Actions           Original    Progress with measure                           Outcome to date            Comments
LTP                              Timescale
2
AQ
REF
*
       Reduce Emissions from
       Vehicles
A4     Promote the use of        Ongoing     The council use 2 dual fuel LPG/diesel          Two dual fuel
A8     alternative fuels such as             vehicles.                                       LPG/Diesel and one
       LPG, CNG and                                                                          electric vehicle used by
       electricity to domestic               Promotional activity is carried out generally   the council.
       and commercial vehicle                by Bury council officers during their daily
       users.                                work activities and at specific promotional     In 2004/05 - total
                                             events such as European Car Free Day.           number of vehicles
                                                                                             converted using EST
                                             Energy Saving Trust Have produced an            grants in the Greater
                                             Environmental Audit on the council fleet and    Manchester Area was
                                             have set a target of 13% reduction in CO2       194
                                             emissions by 2010.
                                                                                             The calculated
                                                                                             reduction in emissions
                                                                                             from these conversions
                                                                                             was :-
                                                                                             0.8 tonnes - PM10
                                                                                             2.7 tonnes – NOx

A4     Promote the use and       Ongoing     The Council seeks to use and retrofit



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GM     Planned Actions             Original    Progress with measure                          Outcome to date        Comments
LTP                                Timescale
2
AQ
REF
*
A8     retro fitting of emission               emission limiting technology whenever
       limiting technology                     possible in keeping with its commitments for
       particularly for older                  improving air quality.
       vehicles and heavy
       goods vehicles.



D3     Investigate the          Ongoing        There are currently seventeen 20mph zones      Seventeen 20mph
       implementation of lower                 in the borough with a further 3 to be          zones in the borough
       speed limits where                      implemented in 2008/9.
       appropriate and work
       with Greater Manchester
       Police to increase
       enforcement of speed
       limits
D3     Carry out an annual      Ongoing        Schemes for implementation form part of the    Ongoing.               Schemes
       review of schemes for                   LTP Annual Progress Report submission.                                may be
       possible inclusion in                                                                                         included in
       local safety and traffic                                                                                      either the
       calming programmes as                                                                                         local safety
       part of the Local                                                                                             or traffic
       Transport Plan. Pursue                                                                                        calming
       all feasible options.                                                                                         programmes
A8     Promote fuel-efficient   Ongoing        Promotion undertaken through Road Safety       Ongoing – see


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GM      Planned Actions           Original    Progress with measure                          Outcome to date           Comments
LTP                               Timescale
2
AQ
REF
*
C3      driving in the domestic               campaigns which may include driver training.   progress
        and commercial sector.                The GM Freight Strategy promotes more fuel
                                              efficient driving practices.

                                              Articles promoting Safe and Fuel Efficient
                                              Driving (SAFED) and the Government
                                              funded “Freight Best Practice” programme
                                              were placed in “Bury Business News” This is
                                              a newsletter circulated to approx 2500
                                              businesses in the borough.

B2      Support the Highways      Med/Long    Support given through Greater Manchester       HA has introduced
        Agency’s (HA) Route                   Local Transport Plan (GMLTP) work and          traffic controls at key
        Management Strategies                 Bury TMU. Local authorities of Greater         junctions to control
        (RMS) for the M60 and                 Manchester continue to strengthen links with   flows on the local
        M66                                   HA to facilitate a more co-ordinated           motorway network. HA
                                              approach to monitoring and actions. Bury       are also carrying out
                                              MBC have assisted HA consultants with          monitoring around the
                                              monitoring at Junction 17 of the M60.          M60.
E10     Improve road signing in   Ongoing     Re-signing of the Primary Route Network        PRN re-signed to
        the Borough to reduce                 (PRN) has been completed. The signing of       reduce unnecessary
        unnecessary travel.                   the Borough’s highway network is reviewed      miles.
                                              on a regular basis appropriate to other
                                              initiatives and developments in the Borough




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GM     Planned Actions               Original    Progress with measure                           Outcome to date           Comments
LTP                                  Timescale
2
AQ
REF
*
       Reduce Emissions from
       Council Vehicles
E5     Monitor the current five      Medium      Only 2 vehicles now in service using LPG        2 Vehicles operating
       vehicles fitted with                      All fleet now using 5% Bio diesel as part of    on a mixture of 70%
       diesel/LPG systems                        its main stream fuel supply                     diesel 30% LPG. Also
       prior to fitting of further               Energy Saving Trust audit has taken place,      one electric vehicle in
       systems.                                  with several recommendations made, such         the fleet.
                                                 as better fuel monitoring, reducing mileage
                                                 etc. A target of 13% reduction in CO2
                                                 emissions by 2010.
                                                 It is intended that the LPG will be withdrawn
                                                 due to poor back up service from LPG
                                                 installers and increases in fuel duty making
                                                 LPG not as economical as originally
                                                 calculated
E5     Specification and             Med         Ongoing as this is a legal requirement on the   See progress
       purchase of improved                      vehicle manufacturers
       efficiency vehicles to                    Current fleet consists:-
       and above Euro III                        Euro I       0%
       standard and examine                      Euro 2       7.3%
       the availability of Euro                  Euro 3       64.5%
       IV engines.                               Euro 4       26.2%
                                                 Vehicles outside Eu rules 2.0%
                                                 1 vehicle achieves zero emissions
                                                 During 2007 the following was expected to



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GM     Planned Actions            Original    Progress with measure                           Outcome to date            Comments
LTP                               Timescale
2
AQ
REF
*
                                              be achieved:-
                                              Euro1      0%
                                              Euro 2     1.5%
                                              Euro 3     40.0%
                                              Euro 4     56.5%
                                              Vehicles outside Eu rules 3.0%
                                              1 vehicle achieves zero emissions.
                                              These figures can be updated following the
                                              delivery of new vehicles this year.
E5     Improve monitoring of      Short       Fuel dispensing and monitoring system           Fuel dispensing and
       fuel consumption to                    installed at Bradley Fold. Estimates have       monitoring system
       facilitate reduction                   been received for fitting of fuel monitoring    installed at Bradley
       programme.                             systems at Fernhill – currently awaiting        Fold. Significant
                                              decision to proceed.                            progress re installation
                                                                                              of fuel monitoring at
                                                                                              Fernhill
E5     Ensure that the            Ongoing     Ongoing requirement of the Operators            See progress
       Council’s vehicle fleet is             Licence. A review of servicing frequencies
       properly maintained and                has been undertaken and improvements
       operating efficiently.                 implemented.

E5     Investigate the            Short       Unit to be trialled during May 08 followed by   See progress
       availability and cost of               purchase
       monitoring equipment
       to measure diesel



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GM     Planned Actions            Original    Progress with measure                               Outcome to date           Comments
LTP                               Timescale
2
AQ
REF
*
       emissions.
E5     Raise awareness of fuel- Ongoing       This will be developed further when the fuel        See progress
       efficient driving                      use monitoring is in place – so that the
       amongst local authority                impact can be measured. Currently the
       drivers and employees                  council operate a “Smart” driving course for
       generally.                             council drivers which advocates more fuel
                                              efficient driving. As part of the new Drivers
                                              Certificate of Professional Competence
                                              which commences Sept 09, one of the
                                              training modules covers defensive and fuel
                                              efficient driving. This will cover all drivers of
                                              vehicles over 3500kg GVW. A pilot scheme
                                              “Bury Assessment” is to be trialled in May.
                                              This will be a one to one driving assessment
                                              which is aimed at all drivers as part of risk
                                              reduction.
E7     Improving the provision    Ongoing     Cycling provision has changed emphasis and          There are now
       of on and off road cycle               schemes are now implemented as part of a            64.4miles of on
       lanes and tracks in the                wider package to create a more sustainable          highway cycle lanes in
       Borough.                               transport network. Works are combined with          the borough. There is a
                                              initiatives such as the Safer Routes to             full cycle training
                                              School, School Travel Plan, and Public              programme across the
                                              Rights of Way programmes                            borough and the
                                                                                                  Council is continuing
                                                                                                  with its popular staff



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GM     Planned Actions           Original    Progress with measure                           Outcome to date             Comments
LTP                              Timescale
2
AQ
REF
*
                                                                                             cycle training
                                                                                             programme


E7     Review the Bury Cycling Short         Strategy adopted. Schemes identified are        See above
       Strategy and raise                    currently being implemented.
       awareness of it.

E7     Providing advanced        Ongoing     This programme is continuing as junctions       There are a total of 97
       stop lines for cycles.                are improved/introduced                         advanced stop lines in
                                                                                             Bury


E7     Improve the provision     Ongoing     All Metrolink stops have secure bike lockers    Facilities provided at
       and security of cycle                 installed.                                      22 schools and a
       parking facilities.                   Bury College now has facilities for up to 50    programme
                                             cycles and Holy Cross College 30 cycles.        implemented to
                                             A programme to install secure sheltered         provide more secure
                                             facilities in schools is currently continuing   sheltered facilities in
                                                                                             schools.
                                                                                             2 Colleges with
                                                                                             facilities for a total of
                                                                                             80 cycles
                                                                                             Facilities provided at
                                                                                             all Metrolink stations



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LTP                               Timescale
2
AQ
REF
*




E9      Implement the Safer       Ongoing     14 schools had Travel Plans authorised in        62 schools have now
        Routes to Schools                     2004/5                                           completed authorised
        Programmes.                           18 Schools had Travel Plans authorised in        School travel Plans
                                              2005/6
                                              19 Schools had Travel Plans authorised in
                                              2006/7
                                              11 Schools had Travel Plans authorised in
                                              2007/8
                                              There are currently 18 walking buses
                                              operating in the borough. A further walking
                                              bus should be operational by the summer
E7      Rolling programme of      Ongoing     All highway schemes should consider the          Ongoing
        local schemes to                      safety of pedestrians and cyclists where
        improve the safety of                 appropriate.
        pedestrians.
E14     Where appropriate,        Ongoing     All applications breaching the size thresholds   Ongoing
        ensure that the impact                of PPG13 require a transport assessment.
        of proposed
        developments on traffic



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GM     Planned Actions           Original    Progress with measure                    Outcome to date    Comments
LTP                              Timescale
2
AQ
REF
*
       emissions is assessed
       as part of the planning
       process. Assessment
       results can then be
       considered, with all
       other relevant
       information relating to a
       planning application
E7     Where appropriate         Ongoing     COPECAT(COncise PEdestrian and Cycling   Ongoing
       request that developers               AudiT) introduced across Greater
       produce a statement on                Manchester
       cycle/ pedestrian impact
       with planning
       applications.




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GM       Planned Actions       Original   Progress with measure                         Outcome to date           Comments
LTP2                           Timescal
AQ                             e
REF
E7       Ensure that the       Ongoing    The Local Development Scheme (LDS)            Updated LDS
E8       revised Local                    (March, 2006) contains timescales and         approved March 2007.
         Development                      working arrangements for the production of
         Framework                        Local Development Documents.                  Travel Plans and
         contains policies,               This includes the production of Travel Plan   Parking Standards
         which seek to                    and Parking Standards Supplementary           SPDs (consultation
         reduce the need to               Planning Documents (SPDs) and                 draft) produced
         travel and promote               Managing the Supply of Housing SPD.           January 2007 and
         the use of modes                                                               scheduled for adoption
         other than the car.                                                            May 2007.

                                                                                        Design and Layout
                                                                                        SPD scheduled for
                                                                                        adoption in June 2008.

                                                                                        The Managing the
                                                                                        Supply of Housing
                                                                                        SPD was adopted in
                                                                                        May 2006 and focuses
                                                                                        new housing
                                                                                        development into
                                                                                        locations accessible by
                                                                                        public transport
                                                                                        facilities such as town
                                                                                        centres and
                                                                                        regeneration areas...



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LTP2                          Timescal
AQ                            e
REF
E7       Implement the Bury   Ongoing    The Bury section of Route 6 of the National     Work completed
         sections of the                 Cycle Network was completed in 2005
         National Cycle
         Network route
         through Bury.


E7       Produce a Bury       Short      Strategy was adopted in June 2004.              Strategy adopted
         Walking Strategy                Schemes now being implemented as
         promoting walking               funding and opportunity permits.
         in the Borough.


E7       Redesign road        Ongoing    The GM Walking Strategy introduced a            Ongoing
         systems where                   road user hierarchy which first considers
         appropriate to give             the needs of pedestrians and disabled
         pedestrians priority            people followed by cyclists, public transport
         e.g. in Bury Town               and commercial traffic before general
         Centre.                         traffic, wherever appropriate.


E8       Promote the          Ongoing    Discussions taking place with some of the       Ongoing. The Bury
         implementation of               larger employers in the Borough.                MBC Travel Plan
         Travel Plans                                                                    coordinator has been
         among Bury                                                                      working on schemes
         employers.                                                                      with a number of
                                                                                         businesses including



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LTP2                          Timescal
AQ                            e
REF
                                                                                          PC World, Holy Cross
                                                                                          College, Bury College,
                                                                                          PCT, and Bury Police
E13      Promote measures Ongoing        A car sharing database has been                  See progress.
         such as car sharing             redesigned and relaunched across Gtr
         among residents                 Manchester. A separate database has
         and businesses in               been introduced for Bury MBC employees.
         the area.                       Information about the database is included
                                         in staff bulletins at regular intervals
E11      Implement the        Ongoing/   Work on the Victoria Estate is now               Completed in 2005.
         Home Zone at         Long       complete. No other “Home Zones”
         Victoria Estate                 proposed at the current time
         Whitefield.
         Implement
         additional Home
         Zones wherever
         feasible and
         appropriate levels
         of funding
         available.
         Promote the use of
         public transport
E1       Implement the        Ongoing    Work on the QBC programme is now                 QBC programme
         A56/A665/A58 Bus                virtually complete. Nevertheless there are       completed 2007/8.
         Corridors.                      still hotspots of traffic congestion which are   Remedial works
                                         hindering bus lane access and egress and         ongoing
                                         this is being investigated. A real time



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LTP2                            Timescal
AQ                              e
REF
                                           information system has yet to be finalised.

E16      Promote clean          Ongoing    The Extended National Concessionary          See progress
         attractive, safe and              Fares Scheme was introduced on 1 April
         affordable public                 2008 and includes use of trams and trains
         transport.                        in Greater Manchester. Discussions are
                                           currently taking place with the DfT through
                                           the Transport Bill for local government to
                                           have more effective control of services over
                                           private operators

E15      Promote an             Ongoing    This is being progressed through joint        An announcement on
E16      integrated public                 working between Bury MBC, AGMA and            the TIF bid is expected
E2       transport system.                 GMPTE. Work on a number of transport          shortly (May/June 08).
                                           initiatives is currently being worked on as   At this stage it is
                                           part of the Transport Innovation Fund (TIF)   unknown if congestion
                                           submission to the Department for Transport    charging will be
                                                                                         introduced irrespective
                                                                                         of any announcement
                                                                                         on the bid itself.
E12      Manage public          Ongoing    This is being progressed through joint        A new park and ride       Further
         parking to                        working between Bury MBC and GMPTE,           facility was opened at    proposals for
         encourage the use                 and parking policies of Bury MBC. Through     Whitefield Metrolink      Park and Ride
         of public transport               the TIF submission it is proposed to double   Station in June 2006.     are being
         rather than the car.              the number of park and ride spaces in         Use has grown steadily    considered as
                                           Greater Manchester                            since opening.            part of the
                                                                                                                   evaluation of



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GM       Planned Actions       Original   Progress with measure                           Outcome to date           Comments
LTP2                           Timescal
AQ                             e
REF
                                                                                                                    schemes in the
                                                                                                                    TIF submission.
E16      Assess current        Ongoing    A community transport service, funded by        Since its introduction
         provision of public              Bury MBC and GMPTE, was introduced in           the service has
         transport and                    July 2007 as a two year pilot project.          continued to grow and
         community needs                  Operated by Bolton Community Transport          ways to increase
         and work with                    funding to continue the service after the       patronage are being
         GMPTE to provide                 pilot period has expired is being               explored
         an accessible and                investigated.
         suitable service.
E2       Support the           Med        PTE is currently investigating additional       Ongoing
E16      provision of                     Park and Ride facilities throughout Greater
         increased security               Manchester. Increased security is a major
         at Park and Ride                 component in this study. This will feature
         car parks.                       as part of the TIF proposal
E2       Examine the           Ongoing    A number of options to improve public           Consultants have
         feasibility of                   transport on the South East                     recently been
         introducing a                    Lancashire/Bury/Manchester are currently        appointed to
         commuter service                 being investigated                              investigate the use of
         on the East                                                                      the East Lancashire
         Lancashire Railway                                                               Railway as part of this
         from Rawtenstall to                                                              proposal.
         Bury and beyond
E2       Support provision     Ongoing    Proposal currently placed on hold due to        For future
         of a new Park and                progression of other town centre initiatives.   consideration.
         Ride Scheme
         adjacent to Bury



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LTP2                          Timescal
AQ                            e
REF
         town centre


         Reduce the
         volumes of traffic
         and traffic
         emissions resulting
         from Bury MBC
         employees and
         activities.
E8       Implement a Travel Short/Me     A Travel Plan for Bury MBC employees            See Progress
         Plan for Bury       d           located in the town centre has been
         Council.                        completed.
                                         A car sharing database is now in use.
                                         Shower and changing facilities have been
                                         installed in all main town centre council
                                         buildings. Pool cycles are located in 3 town
                                         centre buildings. Cycle training is available
                                         for all staff. There is an established bike
                                         user group. The introduction of a cycle
                                         mileage scheme has now been
                                         implemented.
                                         Homeworking has been made easier with
                                         the introduction of work-life balance
                                         flexitime. All new Bury MBC employees are
                                         entitled to a month’s free travel with First
                                         Bus.



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GM       Planned Actions            Original    Progress with measure                Outcome to date    Comments
LTP2                                Timescale
AQ
REF
C3       Investigate the            Med         This is still under consideration
         feasibility of including
         a consideration of
         transport emissions
         and energy efficiency
         for insertion into any
         environmental quality
         criteria that the
         authority may wish to
         introduce.

C3       Investigate the            Med         The council constantly aims to
         feasibility of co-                     improve the co-ordination of the
         ordinating the supply                  supply of goods and services. This
         of goods and services                  improvement will reduce the number
         on a corporate basis to                of delivery journeys.
         reduce the number of
         delivery journeys
         necessary.

         Reduce emissions
         from non road traffic
         sources
NTA4     Promote improved
         energy efficiency in
         the industrial and



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GM       Planned Actions          Original     Progress with measure                 Outcome to date         Comments
LTP2                              Timescale
AQ
REF
         commercial sector by
         continuing to support
         the work of the
         Groundwork Business
         Environment
         Association Bury.
         Their activities
         include:-


         Continue the Energy      Short        Groundwork Bury have a category at Awarded each year.
         Efficiency Award for     (annually)   the Annual Dinner and Awards
         companies showing the                 Ceremony each year to honour
         greatest achievement                  companies who have made an
                                               outstanding contributions to energy,
                                               water or waste management.

         Raising awareness of     Long         Energy efficiency awareness raising   101Resource
         energy efficiency                     is carried out when visiting          Efficiency reviews
         amongst businesses in                 commercial operations particularly    carried out in total
         Bury MBC                              when carrying out reviews.

                                               Reviews carried out
                                               2007 – 29
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LTP2                               Timescale
AQ
REF



         Provision of technical    Long        See action above.
         advice to assist
         companies to implement
         energy efficiency
         measures and savings

         Promoting take up of      Long        Promotion achieved through helpline   Helplines carried out:
         free energy surveys                   enquiries and environmental and       2003 = 144
         through “Action Energy”               legal updates through the Search      2004 = 133
                                               and Send programme.                   2005 = 113
                                               Helplines carried out                 2006 = 43
                                               2008 – 6 to date                      2007 = 28

                                               Search and Send                       Search and Send
                                               2008 - 460                            2007 - 1936




         Promoting improved        Long        Groundwork circulate a quarterly      See Progress



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GM       Planned Actions            Original    Progress with measure                   Outcome to date    Comments
LTP2                                Timescale
AQ
REF
         energy efficient systems               magazine and monthly bulletin which
         by providing advice and                aims to promote Groundwork’s
         access to grant                        Business Environment activity and
         assistance                             promote emissions reduction and
                                                energy efficiency
         Promoting “Enhanced        Long        See previous actions. All relevant    See progress
         Capital Allowance                      schemes and grants are promoted at
         Scheme”                                all points of contact with commercial
                                                clients
         Arranging seminars for     Short       Seminars proposed for 2008/09         See Progress
         local businesses

         Encouraging the use of     Long        See previous actions. The use of        See Progress
         renewables or energy                   renewables is encouraged where
         from waste where                       appropriate at points of contact with
         appropriate                            commercial clients.

         Use of “ energy monitor” Medium        See previous actions re reviews         See Progress
         in businesses to
         measure energy and
         reduce consumption or
         raise awareness of faults
         Provide technical advice Long          Technical advice provided during        See Progress
         on air pollution from                  audits, via helplines, seminars,
         processes and promote                  bulletins and search and send. All
         reductions in pollution                are detailed in previous actions.




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GM       Planned Actions             Original    Progress with measure                 Outcome to date           Comments
LTP2                                 Timescale
AQ
REF
         Continue to promote the     Long        See previous actions. All relevant    See Progress
         take-up of grants to                    schemes and grants are promoted at
         improve the                             all points of contact with commercial
         environmental                           clients.
         performance of industrial
         and commercial
         operations




NTA2     Continue to                             Achieved 7.53% reduction in energy    Cumulative reduction
         implement, develop                      use and 32494 tonnes reduction in     in energy use from 1st
         and monitor the Home                    CO2 emissions from March 2006 to      April 1996 to 31st
         Energy Conservation                     March 2007                            March 2007 was
         Act (HECA) Strategy.                                                          29.51%.

                                                 Implemented affordable warmth         On target to achieve
                                                 strategy, ‘Bury Action for Warmth’,   30% saving in energy
                                                 action plan. 2 year review            efficiency by 2010 from
                                                 programmed for March 2008             baseline figure in 1996
         Measures under this
         strategy include:-
         Continue installing         Ongoing     •    Installation SEDBUK A            479 fitted in 2007-08.
         energy efficiency                            condensing boilers               As of April 2008 SAP
         measures in public                                                            rating 67
         sector housing stock



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LTP2                              Timescale
AQ
REF

                                              •     Pilot schemes for solar thermal    Up and running and
                                                    water heating                      commissioned – No
                                                                                       further action in
                                                                                       2007/08
                                              •     Installing Low e glazing           Ongoing 314
                                                                                       properties in 2007/08

                                              •     Schemes to treat “hard to heat” One scheme complete.
                                                    or non traditional build homes  Further external
                                                    i.e. prefab with external       cladding and hard to
                                                    cladding or asbestos cladding   heat scheme
                                                    of flats replaced with insulatedcommenced but not
                                                    PVC cladding.                   yet completed. In
                                                                                    2007/08 13
                                                                                    flats/bungalows at Peel
                                                                                    Brow
                                              •     Increasing loft insulation to   Ongoing projects for
                                                    300mm (specification has        loft insulation. In
                                                    increased from 270mm)           2007/08 157 properties
                                                                                    had loft insulation/top
                                                                                    ups. 438 properties
                                                                                    had loft insulation with
                                                                                    re roofing works
                                              •     Creation of and approval by Six Still being developed
                                                    Town Housing Board of an
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GM       Planned Actions              Original    Progress with measure                    Outcome to date           Comments
LTP2                                  Timescale
AQ
REF
                                                      and creation of an energy
                                                      strategy.
                                                  •   Installing cavity wall insulation    30 properties had
                                                      rolling programme                    cavity wall insulation
                                                                                           2007/08. Further
                                                                                           schemes until 2010
                                                                                           “Decent Homes”
                                                                                           deadline using external
                                                                                           funding from Scottish
                                                                                           Power and Powergen
                                                  •   Raising awareness campaigns          Awareness raising of
                                                      and miscellaneous promotional        heating guides, energy
                                                      activity (see following action for   events within
                                                      details)                             communities and
                                                                                           stakeholder events
                                                                                           training for Tenant and
                                                                                           Residents Groups.
         Improve energy               Ongoing     Energy efficiency improvement            Under previous
         efficiency in private                    scheme undertaken in Pimhole             schemes a total of
         sector residential                       regeneration area                        1170 households
         properties by means of                                                            received energy
         installation of insulation                                                        improvements.
         measures and                                                                      Under Pimhole
         awareness raising to                                                              scheme 172 properties
         encourage behavioural                                                             received insulation
         changes                                                                           measures raising
                                                                                           average SAP from


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GM       Planned Actions          Original    Progress with measure                 Outcome to date           Comments
LTP2                              Timescale
AQ
REF
                                                                                    59.68 to 71.29,
                                                                                    average running costs
                                                                                    per property reduced
                                                                                    by £165.30 pa &
                                                                                    savings of 1.25 Tonnes
                                                                                    CO2 per property



                                              In 2006/07 1303 households            Total of 4331
                                              received energy measures under the    households have
                                              Warm Front grant scheme, a 47%        received Warm Front
                                              increase in take up on last year.     measures.
                                              Value of works £1,236,306
                                              Investigate scheme to fund customer   See progress
                                              contributions where cost of energy
                                              works exceeds Warm Front grant
                                              maxima & secure appropriate
                                              budget
                                              Save energy, save the planet’         3911 primary school
                                              presentations given to 1183 primary   children in 128 schools
                                              school children in 38 schools in      received presentations
                                              2006/07                               since 2003/4

                                              Developed energy website and Bury     186 email contacts
                                              Council Intranet pages to include     since 2003/4
                                              wider range of energy information



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GM       Planned Actions          Original    Progress with measure                  Outcome to date        Comments
LTP2                              Timescale
AQ
REF
                                              and to promote specific events and
                                              schemes. There were 54 e-mail
                                              contacts in 2006/07

                                              Energy Efficiency posters placed in
                                              all public access buildings.

                                              Provide display stands at various
                                              events to give energy advice and
                                              free low energy lightbulbs

                                              Information leaflets produced and
                                              distributed through various channels
                                              eg included in correspondence to
                                              blue badge parking permit holders
                                              and people receiving or applying for
                                              council tax benefit

                                              Presentations given to 4 community
                                              groups to raise awareness of energy
                                              efficiency & encourage take up of
                                              energy grants & discount schemes
         Promote use of the       Short       In 2006/7 the Energy Show House        The Show House dealt
         Energy Show House to                 dealt with 1327 enquiries,             with 5035 enquiries
         provide and demonstrate              comprising:                            since April 2003
         energy efficiency advice             1036 telephone                         comprising:
         to residents Advise on               168 visits                             3438 telephone



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GM       Planned Actions                Original    Progress with measure                  Outcome to date         Comments
LTP2                                    Timescale
AQ
REF
         grants & schemes to                        54 email                               enquiries
         give residents financial                   28 home visits                         1147 visits
         help to implement                          41 others                              186 e-mail enquiries
         energy improvements.                                                              50 home visits
                                                                                           214 others




         Work in partnership with Ongoing           Continue to develop partnership        No progress report
         the North Manchester                       working with NM EEAC utilising         issued by NM EEAC
         Energy Efficiency Advice                   services such as fast track referral   for this period
         Centre (NMEEAC)                            process for grant surveys &
         utilising their services to                monitoring of referrals
         support energy
         efficiency

         Promote the use of             Ongoing     Promote micro renewable                74 renewable energy
         renewable sources of                       technologies                           enquiries to Energy
         small-scale energy                                                                Show House between
         generation e.g. solar                                                             April 2006 and April
         power in domestic                                                                 2007.
         premises when and                          SRB5 Energy Efficiency project
         where it is felt practically               ended March 2006. Officer no longer
         and economically                           in post
         feasible.                                                                         Dedicated pages on



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GM       Planned Actions          Original    Progress with measure              Outcome to date          Comments
LTP2                              Timescale
AQ
REF
                                              Dedicated energy web page on       Bury Council’s website
                                              http://www.bury.gov.uk/energy
                                              includes information on domestic
                                              renewable energy systems.




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GM         Planned Actions          Original     Progress with measure                Outcome to date               Comments
LTP2                                Timescale
AQ
REF
                                                                                      solar thermal systems in
                                                                                      private & public sector
                                                                                      properties
                                                                                      SRB Project & grant
                                                                                      funding ended March
                                                                                      2006. Renewable energy
                                                                                      advice will continue via
                                                                                      Energy Show House

NTA4       Improve energy
           efficiency in Council
           owned corporate
           buildings by such
           measures as:-
           Ongoing capital          Ongoing      The following measures have been     St Bernadette’s Primary
           programme of boiler                   implemented in 2007/8:-              School – boilers and
           replacements and                                                           improved controls installed
                                                  Prestwich Library - New heating scheme
           upgrading of heating                                                       Bury CE High School-
                                                  Whittaker St Offices - Replacement Heating Controls
           controls                               Springside PS - New DHW Generator improved controls installed
                                                  Elms Bank - Boiler replacement      Bury Art Gallery and
                                                                                      Museum – improved
                                                                                      controls installed
                                                                                      Barnfield Park - improved
                                                                                      controls installed
                                                                                      Unsworth Library – Oil to
                                                                                      gas conversion, new boiler



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                                                                                   & improved controls
                                                                                   installed
                                                                                   Philips Sports Centre –
                                                                                   new improved controls
                                                                                   Killelea House – upgraded
                                                                                   controls
                                                                                   Emmanuel Holcombe –
                                                                                   new controls
                                                                                   Art Gallery & Museum –
                                                                                   New boilers
                                                                                   Bury Market – New
                                                                                   Heating and Air
                                                                                   conditioning controls


                                                                                   Sunnybank PS – New
                                                                                   Boiler Controls
                                                                                   St Johns Radcliffe - New
                                                                                   Boiler Controls

    Investigate the feasibility    Med/Long   Rationalisation of Admin buildings
    of installing a solar water-              planned in near future – therefore
    heating panel to heat hot                 little progress
    water in one of the
    Council’s administrative
    buildings

    Set and publish Council        Ongoing    Bury Council’s Climate Change        See progress
    targets and performance                   Strategy published CO2 emissions
    in relation to energy                     resulting from council activity in
    reductions                                2000. From 1990 to 2000 the



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                                          council’s CO2 emissions resulting
                                          from council activity had been
                                          reduced by 29%. The council has
                                          set a target to reduce its CO2
                                          emissions by a further 28% by 2010.
                                          This reduction will produce an
                                          associated decrease in NO2 and
                                          PM10 emissions.

                                          New National indicators NI 185 and
                                          NI 194 require local authorities to
                                          report on the percentage reduction
                                          of CO2, NOx and PM10 resulting
                                          from the local authorities operations.
                                          These indicators will ensure that
                                          emissions are measured, targets set
                                          and performance monitored.




    Implement Combined        Ongoing     Other potential sites are being          Feasibility of CHP
    Heat and Power wherever               sought.                                  Scheme for Castle Leisure
    appropriate and                                                                Centre was examined.
    economically feasible                                                          However scheme was not
                                                                                   pursued due to high gas
                                                                                   prices and poor paybacks



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    Audit corporate buildings Short/        Poor performing buildings targeted     See progress
    and develop a programme Ongoing         for surveys /energy walkrounds
    of improvements                         carried out. All records are kept of
    prioritising the least                  targeted properties and surveys
    efficient buildings                     carried out


    Carry out/ promote basic      Ongoing   From 2007/8 the following measures     Prestwich High School –
    energy efficiency work                  have been implemented :-               double glazing, improved
    (e.g. draught-proofing and                                                     external doors
    other insulation                        Haymarket - Replacement Lighting       Athenaeum House-
    measures)                               Scheme                                 installed Thermostatic
                                            Greenmount PS - Replacement            Radiator Valves (TRVs)
                                            Windows                                Whittaker Street office –
                                                                                   installed TRVs and
                                                                                   variable speed pumps
                                                                                   Spurr House – Improved
                                                                                   levels of loft insulation
                                                                                   Sunnybank Primary
                                                                                   School – Installation of
                                                                                   Thermostatic Radiator
                                                                                   Valves


    Continue to offer financial   Ongoing   Loans offered to facilitate the        The loans made available
    loans for energy                        implementation of energy efficiency    are – £99,646 in 2003/4
    conservation measures                   measures in buildings such as          and £151,512 in 2004/5,
                                            schools. Loans made available in       £120,000 in 2005/6 and
                                            2007/8 - £145,000                      £36,900 in 2006/7, and
                                                                                   £145,000 in 2007/08




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       Consider making an          Ongoing    As part of the roll-out of Building Log   See progress
       officer within each Council            Books, it is proposed to have an
       building responsible for               officer responsible for management
       monitoring fuel use,                   of the building including energy
       raising awareness and                  usage and management
       seeking to make
       improvement


       Seek to access grant aid   Ongoing     Planning approval has been                Grants are available
       for energy efficiency                  received to install a 6kW wind            through the Low Carbon
       measures                               turbine at Parrenthorn High School        Buildings Programme for
                                                                                        on-site renewables. It is
                                                                                        proposed to apply for
                                                                                        grants for renewable
                                                                                        schemes at 3 High
                                                                                        Schools
NTA1   The Council will           Ongoing     All new applications assessed as          See progress
       consider potential                     appropriate
       exceedences of NAQS
       objectives when setting
       emission limits for
       processes requiring
       authorisation under the
       Environmental
       Protection Act 1990.

NTA1   The Council will liaise    Ongoing     Environment Agency consult local          See progress
       with the Environment                   authority where appropriate



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    Agency to ensure that
    potential exceedences
    of NAQS objectives are
    considered when
    setting limits for
    processes requiring
    authorisations under
    the Environmental
    Protection Act 1990.




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GM     Planned Actions               Original    Progress with measure                        Outcome to date          Comments
LTP                                  Timescale
AQ
REF
NTA2   Ensure that the LDF Core      Ongoing     The Local Development Scheme (LDS)           LDS approved March
NTA4   Strategy contains                         (March, 2007) contains timescales and        2007 sets out the
       positive policies to                      working arrangements for the production      programme
       encourage decentralised,                  of Local Development Documents.              management timetable
       renewable and low                                                                      for the LDF including
       carbon, energy networks,                                                               both Development Plan
       reduced energy use and                                                                 Documents (DPDs) and
       pollution through the                                                                  Supplementary Planning
       design, and construction                                                               Documents (SPDs).
       of new development e.g.
       in terms of layout, use of
       materials provision,
       promotion of CHP in new
       development etc.

NTA5   Ensure that the air quality   Ongoing     This is an ongoing action. All incoming      See progress
       impacts of proposed                       planning applications are assessed for
       potentially polluting                     likely impact on air quality .Those with
       operations are assessed                   the potential to have a significant effect
       as part of the planning                   are examined in more detail and if
       process. Assessment                       necessary the applicant is asked to
       results can then be                       produce a full assessment of the impact
       considered with all other                 on the air quality objectives
       relevant information
       relating to a planning
       application.



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GM      Planned Actions              Original    Progress with measure                       Outcome to date        Comments
LTP                                  Timescale
AQ
REF

NTA3    Proactively promote          Ongoing     North West Sustainability Check List for    See progress
        energy efficiency and low                Developments, the Code for Sustainable
        emissions heating and air                Homes and BREEAM standards are
        conditioning systems in                  being actively promoted by Planning for
        new developments.                        all major developments and a number
                                                 have achieved a rating of Excellent and
                                                 Very Good.

                                                 Sustainable design and construction is a
                                                 fast moving area of planning with new
                                                 policies emerging through regional and
                                                 national policy. The Climate Change
                                                 Supplement to PPS1
                                                 (December 2007) provides clarity on the     See progress
                                                 role of planning in improving the
                                                 environmental performance of new
                                                 developments. This is supported in the
                                                 draft RSS for the North West (2006),
                                                 Report of the Panel (2007) and the
                                                 Secretary of State's Proposed Changes
                                                 (2008). Good practice principles are also
                                                 embedded within Bury's Core Strategy
                                                 Preferred Options Report (May, 2008).

A9      Publish real time air        Short/Med   Bury automatic monitoring data is           Real time monitoring
        quality monitoring results               published on website                        data appears on



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LTP                                  Timescale
AQ
REF
                                                 www.greatairmanchester.org.uk                  www.greatairmanchester
                                                                                                .org.uk
        Raising Awareness re Air
        Quality
A8      Support National             Ongoing     Activities carried out annually for            See progress
        Initiatives such as                      European Car Free day
        European Car Free Day.

A8      Use the Bury                 Annually    Promotional activities carried out             See progress
        Environment Fair to raise                throughout the year to encourage
        awareness re Air Quality                 improved energy efficiency
        and related issues.

A8      Increase awareness and       Short       Such understanding and awareness               Ongoing
        understanding of Council                 should be increased through the Bury
        staff on energy efficiency               MBC Travel Plan
        and implications of car                  Bury MBC employees regularly receive
        use and beneficial                       global emails re all aspects of the
        actions they can take.                   developing Travel Plan including the
                                                 Bike User Group, concessionary deals
                                                 on public transport, availability of council
                                                 cycles and similar facilities. Global e-
                                                 mails are also used to promote energy
                                                 efficiency particularly during national
                                                 events such as Energy Efficiency Week.
        Monitoring Air Quality
A9      The Council will continue    Ongoing     New software to gather data from all           Bury have 3 automatic


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AQ
REF
        to operate the existing                automatic monitoring stations has now       monitoring stations in
        monitoring network in                  been purchased                              the borough :-
        Bury MBC.                              Bury’s two smaller roadside pollution       Bury Roadside,
                                               monitors at Prestwich and Radcliffe         (M60/A56) Whitefield
                                               have suffered continual problems with       Radcliffe Roadside
                                               air conditioning and leaking cabinets.      (A665)
                                               This has prevented the collection of data   Prestwich Roadside
                                               and therefore the Council have applied      (A56) There are also 8
                                               to DEFRA for a grant to provide new         diffusion tube nitrogen
                                               cabinets and new air conditioning for       dioxide monitoring sites
                                               these two units                             in the borough

                                               A network of diffusion tubes to measure
                                               Nitrogen dioxide was re-established in
                                               2007




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2.6. MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL
GM LTP    Action Plan            Original Timescale for         Progress with Measure   Outcome to Date
AQ REF    Measure / Target       completion
D7        Public Transport:      Full Phase 3 funding agreed    Delivery of £102m       Renewal of large sections of worn-out
                                 in 2002 withdrawn by           investment programme    track on Bury and Altrincham lines
          Metrolink Phase 3      Government in 2004 and         commenced July 2007     completed on time and to budget in
          extensions to north,   reinstated in 2005.                                    September 2007.
          east and south of                                     Development and
          the city.              £102m funding package for      tendering of initial  Remaining upgrade work on Phases 1
                                 upgrading existing (Phases 1   (Phase 3a) expansion  and 2 well underway. This includes
          Metrolink including    and 2) system approved July    programme early 2008. procurement of 8 new trams to relieve
          the full completion    2006.                                                peak congestion and meet suppressed
          of Phase III is a                                                           demand, expected to be operational
          cornerstone of                                                              Spring 2009 and upgraded facilities and
          Manchester’s                                                                infrastructure across the network to meet
          transport and air                                                           DDA requirements and improve the
          quality programmes                                                          passenger experience.
          and encourages
          modal shift away                                                              Award of the contract for construction of
          from the car.                                                                 the Phase 3a expansion programme
                                                                                        comprising conversion of the Oldham and
                                                                                        Rochdale heavy rail line; the Airport
                                                                                        (South Manchester) line to Chorlton and
                                                                                        the East Manchester line to Droylsden is
                                                                                        due to be announced by mid-2008.

                                                                                        Funding for the Phase 3b extensions to
                                                                                        Oldham and Rochdale town centres;
                                                                                        Manchester Airport and Ashton-under-
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AQ REF      Measure / Target      completion
                                                                                                 TIF Bid in July 2007. An announcement
                                                                                                 on TIF programme entry status is
                                                                                                 expected mid-2008.
E15         City Council          Ongoing work to permit              Ongoing reactive work      Programme of 15 to 20 routes per year
            Transport Policies:   access to public transport          on disabled people’s       improved for disabled people’s access to
                                  facilities for disabled citizens.   routes.                    work and services.
            Disabled People’s
            Access                                                    Schemes also include
            Programme.                                                kerb dropping and
                                                                      ramp installation to
                                                                      improve disabled
                                                                      access to shops and
                                                                      other public facilities.
E3          Manchester City       Travel Change Team in place         Travel Change Team         129 Schools progressing travel planning.
            Council Travel        consisting of 5 full time           working on promotion       80 workplaces progressing travel
            Change Team.          officers. Developing links          of sustainable travel in   planning.
                                  with schools and businesses         Manchester with            City Council Travel Plan was established
                                  in Manchester.                      particular emphasis on     in September 2005.
                                                                      travel planning.
E8          Manchester City       Pilot scheme in operation           City Council Travel        Some measures / actions include:
            Council Travel        since 1998.                         Plan ‘Get on Board’        Discounted public transport tickets
            Plan.                                                     launched Sept 05. Get      Interest free public transport loans
                                  Ongoing work to monitor the         On Board provides          Interest free bike loans
                                  effectiveness of the Travel         employees with             Car share scheme
                                  Plan and measure the impact         sustainable travel         Emergency ride home scheme
                                  on mode shift.                      choices to reduce car      Improvement of cycle facilities (showers,
                                                                      single occupancy.          lockers and cycle stands, etc.)
                                  First full (excluding teachers)                                Measures to reduce emissions from fleet
                                  staff survey was undertaken                                    and reduce deliveries



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AQ REF      Measure / Target       completion
                                   in October 2007. Analysis and                               City Centre Pay-By-The-Hour Car Club
                                   report is currently being                                   Single vehicle occupancy targets for
                                   produced. Teachers to be                                    further reductions to be set in Sept 2008
                                   surveyed in summer 2007.                                    Cycle Salary Sacrifice scheme is to be
                                                                                               recommended for implementation. [NB:
                                                                                               political approval outstanding]
            Manchester City                                                                    Annual Bus Ticket scheme is to be
            Council Travel                                                                     recommended for implementation. [NB:
            Plan.                                                                              political approval outstanding]
            (continued)
E9          School Travel          Target for all Manchester         School Travel Plans:      65 schools took part in the Green Miles
            Plans:                 schools to have Travel Plans      129 written DfT/DfES      competition, which awards prizes to the
                                   by 2010.                          approved school travel    schools that are most successful in
            School travel plans                                      plans (plans which        encouraging pupils to travel to school by
            intend to reduce the                                     meet a specified          cycling or walking.
            number of car trips                                      standard and level of
            to and from                                              achievement).             The winning school [Temple Primary]
            schools, improve                                         Continuation of the       achieved a figure of 88% of its pupils
            road safety and                                          successful Green Miles    arriving by sustainable modes.
            thus indirectly                                          Competition
            improve local air                                        (sustainable transport    The most improved school [St Margaret’s
            quality.             43 schools have successfully        competition for schools   Church of England] saw an increase of
                                 applied for a walking bus           with travel plans).       40% arriving by cycle or walking during
            Began                grant / initiative, over a 3 year                             the competition period.
            implementation of a rolling programme 2006/07 –          The following
            programme of         2009/10.                            engineering measures      A total of 109 schools will be monitored
            Walking Bus                                              implemented to make       and reviewed during 2008/09. This will
            schemes              There are 12 Walking Bus            sustainable transport     provide more robust modal shift data.
            throughout           schemes operating in 9              more attractive:



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AQ REF      Measure / Target       completion
            Manchester             schools in Manchester.         118 schools with 20
            schools.                                              mph zones.
                                                                  61 schools with Safer
                                                                  Routes to School
                                                                  schemes.
                                                                  21 schools linked to
                                                                  the National Cycle
                                                                  network.
E8          Workplace travel       Ongoing work with              Currently engaged with Mode shift data for each travel plan is
            plans:                 Manchester businesses to       80 organisations to    different.
            The team will          implement Travel Plans.        develop workplace
            continue to engage                                    travel plans.          Some examples included:
            workplaces in travel                                                         Government Office for the North West
            planning and                                                                 where single occupancy car journeys
            encourage mode                                                               dropped from 31% in 2004 to 22% in
            shift to more                                                                2006.
            sustainable forms                                                            Christies Hospital where a single
            of transport thus                                                            occupancy car trips reduced from 65%
            improving local air                                                          2004 to 60% in 2006.
            quality.
E1          Quality Bus            Ongoing funding to March       On going multi million   The QBC works have continued
            Corridors (QBC)        2008 to improve bus service    pound investment on      throughout 2007/08 (and each year since
                                   and route time reliability,    QBCs in Manchester.      2001) and have resulted in more
                                   encouraging modal shift away   Over £1.5m was spent     passengers being attracted to bus
                                   from the private car and       in 2005/06.              services on the improved routes.
                                   improve air quality.                                    Improved bus reliability and
                                                                                           attractiveness has helped in the modal
                                                                                           shift.
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            Enforcement            September 2006.                September 2006 with     programme of enforcement at 30
            Strategy.                                             the introduction        locations using 13 fixed, two mobile
                                                                  supported with          cameras and two camera enabled smart
            To undertake the                                      associated publicity.   cars.
            civil enforcement of
            bus lanes in                                                                  Approximately 100 penalty notices issued
            Manchester to                                                                 daily resulting in a 60-90% improvement
            provide more                                                                  in compliance across the city.
            reliable bus
            journeys thus                                                                 Any new significant bus lane capital
            encouraging modal                                                             schemes will include costs for camera
            shift.                                                                        enforcement.

                                                                                           Any enforcement revenue surplus is ring
                                                                                           fenced to further transport improvements,
                                                                                           including public transport.
E16         Street lighting.       Responsibility for street      Amey are now 3 years Amey are now planning to complete their
                                   lighting taken over by         into the 5 year ‘Initial asset replacement programme by the end
                                   contractor Amey Ltd in 2004.   Asset Replacement        of September 2008. In the main work now
                                   Work ongoing to implement      Programme’. Progress only continues on Gorton South and the
                                   policy to encourage walking    in fact is ahead of that City Centre.
                                   and public transport use by    required by the
                                   increasing confidence in the   contract and at the end
                                   security of using footpaths    of 06/07 financial year
                                   and bus stops.                 it was estimated that
                                                                  70% of the lighting
                                                                  columns had been
                                                                  replaced.
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AQ REF      Measure / Target      completion
            Concise Pedestrian    2003.                          localise and increase       designers include better pedestrian and
            and Cycle Audit:                                     awareness of                cycling facilities within proposed scheme
                                  Initial review undertaken in   COPECAT has been            along with current design guides.
            COPECAT has           2005 at MCC level with cycle   undertaken.                 Proposals have been made to update the
            been adopted as       and walking communities                                    COPECAT guide.
            part of the design    respectively.                  Changes in the
            procedure for                                        Disability
            highway schemes                                      Discrimination Act
            and is a tool to                                     (DDA) have resulted in
            ensure the physical                                  further consultation
            attributes of the                                    and investigation to
            pedestrian and                                       ensure the
            cycle environments                                   requirements of the
            are sustained and                                    DDA are considered as
            when appropriate                                     appropriate.
            enhanced to
            acceptable levels.
E7          Cycling Strategy:     The production of a revised    The GM Cycling              GM Cycling strategy was updated in 2006
                                  GM Cycling Strategy was        strategy policies and       to reflect the LTP2 objectives.
            The GM Cycling        required to respond to         principles are currently
            Strategy and          changes within GMLTP2          being introduced            The GM Cycling strategy includes the
            proposed Cycling      2006/07.                       across the City.            provision of cycleways and installation of
            Vision for                                                                       secure cycle storage facilities, enhancing
            Manchester will                                      The Cycling Vision for      the opportunities for cycle use across
            contribute to                                        Manchester is               utility, leisure and sport cycle activity and
            encouraging modal                                    scheduled for               journeys.
            shift away from the                                  production in 2007,
            car, reducing                                        bringing together all       Implementation of automatic cycle
            emissions.                                           cycling activity existing   monitoring of cycling routes in



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                                                                     and developing across      Manchester, especially on key commuter
                                                                     Manchester.                routes into the Regional Centre and
                                                                                                leisure routes are showing steady growth
                                                                                                in usage.

                                                                                                10,000 free cycle maps produced and
                                                                                                distributed in 2007. An additional 5,000
                                                                                                being printed for June ‘Bike Week’ 2008.

                                                                                                Greater Manchester Cycle Journey
                                                                                                Planner being developed in 2008.

                                                                                                Online cycle maps also available in 2008.

                                                                                                Cycle route leaflets and ‘On Yer Bike’
                                                                                                Greater Manchester Magazine produced
                                                                                                to encourage cycling in the city.
E7          Walking – MCC          Ongoing work on the MCC           In line with the GM        Increased awareness of pedestrian
            Pedestrian Strategy    Pedestrian Strategy               Walking Strategy and       requirements to encourage walking as
            and development of     introduced 2001.                  the recently updated       part of modal shift and stop the decline.
            the Public Rights of                                     Action Plan, MCC
            Way Improvement        PROWIP was completed in           continue to identify and   The development of a Manchester
            Plan (PROWIP)          November 2007.                    where appropriate          Pedestrian Priority Strategy produced
                                                                     enhance pedestrian         March 2006 has identified a programme
                                   Interrogation of the definitive   accessibility to local     of pedestrian improvements works for the
                                   rights of way map for the         services and centres.      districts centres. Some district centres
                                   PROWIP will identify existing                                have already been targeted: Northenden,
                                   and potentially additional        Funding has been           Withington, Longsight, Rusholme,
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                               access for walking activity.   interventions during
                                                              2008/09.                     A £70k programme to drop kerbs across
                                                                                           the city to encourage walking.
                                                              Pedestrian Access to
                                                              centres programme or
                                                              service clusters.
E15       Congestion Target    Delivery during LTP2 period    Manchester has               A programme of interventions has been
          Delivery Action      2005/06 – 2010/11.             formed the Congestion        agreed for the 2008/09 capital
          Plan                                                Target Delivery Group        programme, including: A57 Bus Lane/Bus
                                                              with responsibility for 6    Gate scheme; Police Enforcement of
          To out-perform the                                  /15 routes measured          moving traffic offences; Bus lane
          LTP2 Congestion                                     for the LTP congestion       enforcement; Review and alteration to
          target.                                             target.                      traffic signal timings and; Review of
                                                                                           Traffic Regulation Orders.
GM LTP    Action Plan          Original Timescale for         Progress with Measure        Outcome to Date
AQ REF    Measure / Target     completion
E16       Public Transport     Launched in 2002 the           Metroshuttle patronage       A review of the service is to be carried out
                               network has expanded to 3      has increased to 2.25        and will report in July 2008. This will
          Development of       routes.                        million trips for the year   include an appraisal on the current routes
          Metroshuttle                                        ending February 2008,        and an assessment of the need for new
          network.                                            a 6% increase over the       ones. The review will also investigate new
                                                              year, with patronage         vehicle types, including those using
                                                              on route 3 increasing        alternative fuels and hybrid technology.
                                                              by 21%.
                                                                                           Metroshuttle operates with low-floor, easy
                                                                                           access Optare Solos which use Euro 3
                                                                                           complaint engines.
E13       Promotion of Car     Launched in November 2006.     Fastest expanding of         Fleet of 7 low-emission vehicles, at nine
          Club                                                any of the WhizzGo           dedicated parking locations, with more



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AQ REF      Measure / Target        completion
                                    Manchester City Council         cities.                   planned.
            WhizzGo                 supports WhizzGo with policy
            Manchester              advice and on-street parking                              Membership results in lower car
                                    bays. The City council is a                               ownership – cars being taken off the road
                                    corporate member.                                         – and reduced vehicle miles and
                                                                                              emissions.
                                    WhizzGo is contributing to an
                                    integrated transport system
                                    and improving air quality in
                                    the city.
E5          Council fleet           To consider vehicle emissions   Currently the majority    A number of Euro V vehicles are now in
            procurement policy      as part of the vehicle          of Council vehicles are   use and it is the intention to increase this
            The City Council        purchasing programme.           Euro IV or better. The    at every opportunity. The Council fleet
            will move towards       Vehicles purchased by the       whole Council fleet       also includes a number of LPG vehicles,
            operating a ‘green’     Council must be Euro IV         now also runs on 5%       which are targeted to priority air quality
            fleet of vehicles, by   standard or better.             bio diesel. Significant   locations.
            ensuring City                                           reductions in
            Council vehicles        Targets are under regular       emissions have been       The Council researches developments in
            are Euro IV or          review to consider a            achieved with the         alternative fuel / vehicle technology and is
            better.                 timescale for moving to a       retirement of older,      keen to embrace those which show
                                    Euro V fleet.                   more polluting            potential environmental advantages.
                                                                    vehicles.
E5          Biodiesel emission      March 2007                      A biodiesel emission      Over the trial, Ultra 20 biodiesel showed
            trial                                                   trial has been            some evidence of reductions in NO and is
                                                                    completed to              therefore thought to be of benefit for local
                                                                    investigate the           air quality, especially in Manchester
                                                                    difference in exhaust     where NO2 is a primary concern.
                                                                    emissions when eight
                                                                    Manchester City           However, several of the vehicles using



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AQ REF    Measure / Target       completion
                                                                    Council fleet vehicles      20% biodiesel experienced mechanical
                                                                    were changed from 5%        difficulties and so the trial was halted as it
                                                                    to 20% biodiesel.           was affecting frontline service delivery.
E5 and    Electric vehicle trial: Pilot project to be operational   The project can now         The project aims to increase awareness
A8                                by April 2008                     go ahead due to             of alternative methods of transport and
          Pilot project to trial                                    successful funding          electricity generation from renewable
          an electric vehicle                                       awarded by DEFRA            sources.
          and make the                                              and the Low Carbon
          vehicle ‘emission                                         Partnership.                It is estimated that the solar cells will
          free’ by offsetting                                                                   produce over 2300 kWh of electricity per
          emissions                                                 The electric vehicle will   year. Over the lifetime of the cells, this
          produced from the                                         be supplied by Smart        equates to over 20 tonnes of CO2 saved.
          charging of the                                           and is due for delivery
          vehicle using solar                                       in June 2008.               The energy produced will be used to
          power.                                                                                charge the electric vehicle and save an
                                                                    Solar cells are being       estimated 1.46 tonnes of CO2 emissions
                                                                    supplied by Sundog          per annum due to business mileage.
                                                                    Energy, with
                                                                    commission due in
                                                                    June 2008.
E15 and   Airport ground         The airport introduced a           A Revised Ground            Outcomes:
E8        travel emissions       ground transport strategy in       Travel Plan was             Ground Transport Interchange now open.
          reduction schemes:     1997 and a travel plan in          published 2004. The         3rd rail platform under construction, open
                                 1998 to reduce ground              new plan was part of        Dec 2008.
          Construction of a      vehicle movements per air          Manchester Airports         Introduced new direct train service to
          ground transport       passenger to 1.35 by 2005,         Master Plan published       Glasgow and Edinburgh.
          interchange.           and increase staff bus usage       in 2007.                    43 Bus service to Manchester moves to a
          Ongoing                to 10% by 2015.                                                continuous 24 hour service.
          implementation and                                        The Manchester              2006 monitoring results: The vehicle trip



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            promotion of staff     Construction of the third rail   Airport Master Plan        per air passenger ratio 1.34 at end 2007.
            travel plan.           platform to be completed by      was written and a          9% local bus and 3% rail use by staff
            Construction of a      December 2008.                   public consultation was    walk & cycle 4% at end 2007.
            third rail platform.                                    undertaken in 2006.        Car usage was down to 80%, drive alone
                                                                    The Master Plan was        70% at end 2007.
                                                                    published in 2007          Implemented forecourt management plan
                                                                    along with 4 supporting    to direct private car and taxi pick up into
                                                                    policy documents:          the short stay car parks to cut down on
                                                                    Environment Plan,          congestion.
                                                                    Ground Transport
                                                                    Plan, Community Plan
                                                                    and Land Use Plan.
                                                                    The Environment Plan
                                                                    makes a commitment
                                                                    for Manchester Airport
                                                                    to be carbon neutral for
                                                                    energy use and vehicle
                                                                    fuel use by 2015.

                                                                    Construction of the
                                                                    third rail platform
                                                                    began in July 2007.
E4          Low emission taxi      To introduce a scheme to         Implementation of a        Hackney Carriages:
            scheme by              lower emissions from taxis by    12-year maximum age        With effect from 1 January 2008 no
            implementing age       the end of 2007.                 limit on all Hackney       hackney carriage vehicle licence will be
            limits on vehicles                                      carriages.                 issued or renewed for a vehicle:
            through the            Report produced in August                                   1. more than 12 years since the date of
            Councils Licensing     2005 on behalf of the GM                                    its first registration in this or any other
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AQ REF      Measure / Target     completion
                                 the potential effectiveness of                           2. more than 10 years since the date of
                                 introducing an age limit                                 its first registration in this or any other
                                 vehicle licensing policy on                              country, unless the vehicle has been
                                 controlling exhaust emissions                            manufactured to Euro III or higher
                                 from taxis.                                              specification or has fitted either a
                                                                                          PCO/Energy Saving Trust (EST)
                                 A report was also produced                               approved emissions reduction scheme,
                                 by the City Council in June                              installed in a garage approved by the
                                 2007 'Hackney Carriage fares                             Council, or a conversion approved by the
                                 increase and age policy' that                            Council to run on alternative fuels such
                                 went to the licensing appeals                            that the vehicle meets Euro III emission
                                 committee for agreement on a                             standards, such approval not to be
                                 12 year maximum age limit.                               unreasonably withheld.

                                                                                          Private hire:
                                                                                          With effect from 1 November 2006 the
                                                                                          Council shall not renew the licence of any
                                                                                          vehicle if it is more than 7 years since the
                                                                                          date of its first registration in this or any
                                                                                          other country. This provision became
                                                                                          fully implemented on 1st November 2007
                                                                                          so after this date there would be no
                                                                                          private hire vehicle older than 7 years
                                                                                          11months licensed by the Council.
E3          Tree Planting:       The project started in 1995      The Manchester Tree     Since the strategy’s inception:
                                 when feasibility work was        and Woodland            Over 14,000 trees have been planted
            Tree planting will   carried out to encourage         Strategy was produced   Over 4400 hedgerow trees have been
            help to ameliorate   planting and establish more      in July 2006.           planted, including 2500 in Medlock Valley
            air quality issues   woodland in Manchester.                                  Over 85 tree related events have been



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                                                                The City Council aim toheld, including hosting the NW Regional
                                                                plant 3600 trees per   Tree Forum in October 2007
                                                                annum and 1000         Over 100 tree themed school events have
                                                                hedgerow species.      been run
                                                                                       The Pilot Scheme for Tree Wardens,
                                                                It is hoped that       launched in October 2006, has been
                                                                woodland               successfully evaluated and extended to
                                                                management plans will 2008/9.
                                                                be completed for all   The first phase of Manchester’s tree Audit
                                                                Manchester Woodland has been completed. This is the most
                                                                by 2010.               detailed appraisal of the extent of tree
                                                                                       cover in the City ever undertaken. The
                                                                                       total tree and woodland canopy cover for
                                                                                       north and east Manchester was found to
                                                                                       be 652 hectares (6.52 km2). Given a total
                                                                                       project area of 4,236 ha (42.36 km2), this
                                                                                       gives a figure of 15.39% woodland
                                                                                       canopy cover as the mean average for
                                                                                       the entire project area. The remaining 22
                                                                                       wards will be completed in 08/09
A9          Improvement and     Development of best practice    A bid has been         EMIGMA 2005 with upgraded pollution
            upgrading of        emissions database including    submitted to Defra to  information and emissions has been
            Emissions           CO2 and energy use              support modelling work completed. Upgrades for improved
            Inventory for       (electricity) by June 2007.     across Greater         source apportionment have been
            Greater                                             Manchester to enable   included in the database by the GMTU.
            Manchester Area     Annual updates of EMIGMA.       comparison with the    The database now provides a measure of
            (EMIGMA)            Data for 2006 is currently      Air Quality objectives carbon dioxide including electricity
            database to be      being collected to input into   for NO2 and PM10.      consumption at point of use, to be used
            used as a tool to   the database for dispersion                            as a comparison with UK Kyoto targets.



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          inform the air         modelling.               The Greater
          quality action plan,                            Manchester
          target priority                                 Transportation Unit
          emission sources                                (GMTU) is also
          and quantify action                             developing web-based
          plan emission                                   access for industrial
          reductions.                                     processes and large
                                                          point source
                                                          information.
          Home Energy                                     Providing an interest
          Conservation Act                                free loan to help
          1995 (HECA)                                     residents pay for
          energy efficiency                               energy saving
          programme                                       measures. In 2007/08,
          (continued)                                     87 new loans were set
                                                          up; this exceeded the
                                                          target figure of 60 new
                                                          loans per year.
                                                          The Manchester ECO
                                                          house, which is a
                                                          working model
                                                          demonstrating the
                                                          energy efficiency
                                                          improvements
                                                          householders can
                                                          make to increase
                                                          energy efficiency, with
                                                          information on grants
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                                                               help enable them to
                                                               carry works out.
NTA2      Energy Efficiency    The EEAC has been               The following services The assumed CO2 savings as a result of
          Advice Centre        operational since October       were delivered by the  this EEAC activity is 8,677 tonnes.
          (EEAC)               2001. It is funded by the       EEAC to Manchester
                               Energy Saving Trust and         residents in 2007/08:
                               provides free and impartial     3,000 households
                               information and advice to       received advice in the
                               householders in Manchester      form of a Home Energy
                               and across the other 9          Report
                               Greater Manchester Local        3,390 households
                               Authorities. The advice         received telephone
                               service is ongoing and will     advice on a range of
                               expand into a larger Energy     energy issues
                               Saving Trust Advice Centre in
                               2008/09.
NTA3      Environmental        Pilot scheme of volunteer       Since the scheme         Businesses across the city are working
          Business Pledge      companies in 2004.              began, 1280              on environmental improvement through
          (now incorporating   Campaign rolled out to          companies are now        awards with a focus on travel and
          the City Centre      businesses across the City      involved with the        mileage reduction, fleet management and
          Campaign):           Centre since mid 2005. The      Environmental            the implementation of travel plans in
                               scheme is now incorporated      Business Pledge to       relation to air quality.
          A joint venture      into the Manchester City        improve environmental
          between the City     Council Environmental           performance and make
          Council and          Business Pledge (EBP) to        reductions in energy
          Manchester           provide a ‘one stop shop’ for   use. This has resulted
          businesses to        green action across the         in reducing CO2
          develop and adopt    Council in partnership with     emissions by 2043
          best practice for    businesses in the city.         tonnes and saving



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          green travel, fleet                                      51,440m3 of water.
          management, and
          energy efficiency to
          reduce emissions
          and improve air
          quality.
NTA4      Planning Policies:     Manchester City Council will      Ongoing                   The Council adopted the updated Guide
                                 continue to use Unitary           implementation of UDP     to Development in Manchester
          Development of         Development Plan policies         policy E1.1 under the     Supplementary Planning Document and
          policies and           and develop Core Strategy         objective ‘To Foster a    Planning Guidance in April 2007. The
          supplementary          Local Development                 Cleaner and Less          Environmental Standards section of the
          guidance on            Framework policies to ensure      Polluted City’.           Guide sets out design principles to assist
          reducing               air quality issues are                                      developers in achieving energy efficiency
          environmental          considered in the planning                                  targets for new development and
          impact for new         process. The Core Strategy is                               measures to increase the use of
          developments to        timetabled to be adopted in                                 renewable energy in new developments.
          reduce emissions.      October 2010.

NTA4      Cleaner Vehicles       Campaign began in 2003 and        In 2007/8 25 test days  Annual vehicle pass / fail results have
          Campaign:              is ongoing, initially with        were carried out, in    shown an overall decline in vehicles
                                 publicity and public education    which 760 vehicles      failing the test over the 5 years the
          A campaign of          followed by enforcement           were tested.            campaign has been running.
          voluntary and          (fixed penalty notices) action.                           Nevertheless, it has identified that there is
          formal regulatory                                        The campaign            still a significant number of vehicles on
          emissions testing of                                     continues to focus on a the road that have polluting potential,
          vehicles.                                                regulated approach      particularly diesel engines.
                                                                   with formal roadside
          Enforcement action                                       emission test days.     In partnership with the Council’s
          taken against                                                                    Licensing Unit, a test day that focussed



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          vehicles that fail to                                                             on Hackney Carriage taxis resulted in two
          meet MOT test                                                                     immediate suspensions of vehicles
          emission limits.                                                                  producing excessive emissions.

                                                                                            The progress of this project will be
                                                                                            reviewed at the end of 2008.
NTA4      Dirty Diesel            Implemented in 2004/5 and      Campaign began in          Smoky vehicles are reported to City
          Campaign:               ongoing.                       November 2004 and is       Council taxi licensing team or VOSA for
                                                                 still publicised via the   commercial vehicle operators for
          Encouraging the                                        hotline and websites:      enforcement action.
          public to report                                       www.manchestergreen
          smoky, grossly                                         city.co.uk                 Partnership working with GMPTE is also
          polluting vehicles.                                    http://www.cleanervehi     enabling us to deal with individual buses /
                                                                 cles.org.uk                companies that have excessive
          Targeted to reduce                                                                emissions.
          PM10 but also                                          Leaflets are also
          reflecting badly                                       handed out to drivers
          tuned vehicles that                                    during the Cleaner
          have higher                                            Vehicles Campaign
          emissions of a                                         days to increase
          range of pollutants.                                   awareness.
NTA4      Idling Vehicles         Enforcement procedures         Raising awareness of       Initial indications are a high level of
          Campaign:               developed and agreed with      emissions and energy       compliance from commercial operators
                                  Council. The Campaign was      issues of idling           following publicity as part of the
          Advice and              launched in May 2005 as part   vehicles.                  implementation of the scheme.
          enforcement (Fixed      of ‘100 Days to a Clean
          Penalty Notices)        Manchester’ Campaign.          195 Fixed Penalty          In addition, Manchester City Council
          against drivers                                        Notices have been          Street Management Team removed 2041
          idling their vehicles                                  served since the           untaxed vehicles and 81 abandoned



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          unnecessarily.                                         launch of the campaign vehicles in the financial year 2007/08.
                                                                 up to end of March 08. This is a decrease of 31% and 12%
                                                                                         respectively from last year’s figures.
                                                                 Partnership working
                                                                 with the Street Crime
                                                                 Wardens has also
                                                                 enabled pro-active
                                                                 work to focus on idling
                                                                 vehicles during periods
                                                                 when air quality is
                                                                 moderate or worse.
NTA4      Campaign against      Updated commercial and           Domestic bonfire        In 2007/08 there were 111 reported
          the Burning of        domestic bonfire leaflets were   campaign operational    incidents of commercial bonfires and 152
          Waste:                produced in February 2006 in     throughout Greater      domestic bonfires. There were also 6
                                partnership with the other 9     Manchester.             reported incidents of commercial chimney
          Proactive policy to   Greater Manchester                                       smoke and 15 from domestic chimneys.
          stop the burning of   Authorities. The leaflets are    Commercial bonfire /    In relation to this, 16 statutory notices
          waste at domestic     now used widely across           trade waste leaflet     were served in 2007/08.
          and commercial        Greater Manchester.              produced and widely
          premises and                                           used in Manchester.
          resulting emissions
          to air.
          Campaign against                                       The Council is taking a   In accordance with the sections 34 and
          the Burning of                                         proactive approach to     47 of the EPA, since March 2007:
          Waste: (continued)                                     encourage proper          306 notices have been issued to
                                                                 disposal of waste to      businesses requiring them to provide
                                                                 reduce instances of       written evidence of how they dispose of
                                                                 burning. Street           their waste.
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                                                                  aim to educate local     businesses instructing them on how to
                                                                  businesses of their      store and dispose of their waste.
                                                                  responsibilities         30 businesses have been prosecuted
                                                                  regarding waste          receiving £74118.91 in fines and costs.
                                                                  disposal by informal
                                                                  means, providing
                                                                  literature and ongoing
                                                                  advice.
NTA1      Regulation of          Timescale and emission           All targets for          Minimising industrial pollution by ensuring
          industrial processes   standards prescribed in, and     regulatory inspections   emission limits are met.
          under the              enforced through legislation     in 2007/08 have been
          Environmental          and procedures set out by        met.                   Manchester Council have currently
          Permitting             DEFRA.                                                  permitted:
          Programme to                                            Although there have    1 Part A2 industrial process
          control emissions to                                    been some excursions 33 Part B industrial processes
          air including                                           from compliance, these 50 petrol filling stations
          particulates, heavy                                     have been dealt with   25 dry cleaning premises
          metals and                                              effectively with
          hydrocarbons.                                           assistance from the
                                                                  process operators. No
                                                                  formal action has been
                                                                  necessary.
A8 and    Improvements to air    Staged approach of annual        Air quality sites have The Manchester City Council’s website
A9        quality information    programme of updates and         been updated with key was updated in August 2007 to facilitate
          on Manchester City     improvements to the Councils     reports and            greater interactivity with customers and
          Councils website       website and Manchester           information. Funding   ease of use. Air quality work in
                                 Green City website               for more interactive   Manchester, including both LAQM and
                                 (http://www.manchestergreen      website features has   action plan work, is now well documented
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                              work is also highlighted on     the focus for the future   subject to funding.
                              several other websites such     is still on a more
                              as                              interactive site
                              http://www.greatairmancheste    providing improved
                              r.org.uk/ and                   facilities and self
                              http://www.cleanervehicles.or   service for customers.
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LTP2 measure/target                             measure
AQ
Ref.
Transport related
D7     Metrolink to be    Long. (To be built    GMPTE have
       introduced from    as part of the        appointed M-Pact
       Manchester –       contract originally   Thales to construct
       Oldham –           programmed to be      the extension of the
       Rochdale.          awarded in early      Greater Manchester
                          2003 for routes to    wide system which
                          Oldham and            will see the existing
                          Rochdale, South       rail line converted to
                          Manchester and        Metrolink. The train is
                          Manchester Airport    expected to stop in
                          and East              the Autumn 2009 and
                          Manchester and        trams will be running
                          Ashton-under-         from Manchester to
                          Lyne.).               Mumps by Autumn
                                                2011 and to Rochdale
                                                by Spring 2012.
                                                Government have
                                                accepted in principle
                                                the TIF bid to provide,
                                                amongst many other
                                                measures, funds to
                                                extend Metrolink into
                                                Oldham town centre
                                                with stops at


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                                                    Westwood, King
                                                    Street, Oldham
                                                    Central (union Street)
                                                    and Mumps. This
                                                    scheme will not be
                                                    finally decided for
                                                    some time to come.




E1       Quality Bus           Short/Medium.        A671/A627 (ROAH          A671/A627 (ROAH
         Corridors. The        Schemes to be        Corridor)                Corridor) 24 hour bus
         introduction of two   completed by March   Rochdale                 lane is in operation
         QBCs; the             2008. When the       Road/Featherstall        and is working
         A671/A627             QBC funding          Road bus priority        satisfactorily. This has
         Rochdale/Oldha        programme has        scheme was               improved bus journey
         m/Ashton/Hyde         ended.               completed in March       times and safety of
         QBC and the                                2008. The scheme         pedestrians and
         A62/A669                                   comprised a bus lane     cyclists crossing on all
         Manchester/Old                             and a provision of       arms of the Junction.
         ham/Grotton/Sa                             pedestrian and cycle     The clearway marking
         ddleworth QBC                              crossing facilities at   has assisted buses to
                                                    the existing traffic     stop without
                                                    signals.                 obstruction. This has



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                                                                            improved bus journey
                                                Bus stop upgrades           times, dwell time and
                                                have been completed         headway.
                                                including the marking
                                                of the bus stop
                                                clearway.

                                                A62/A669 corridor           Improved the traffic
                                                Mersey Road                 flow on Manchester
                                                North/Wickentree            Road and Traffic
                                                Lane junction               turning right into
                                                improvement has             Wickentree Lane.
                                                been completed. A           Improved the safety of
                                                right hand filter has       pedestrians crossing
                                                been provided at the        busy Manchester
                                                signals for traffic         Road.
                                                turning right into
                                                Wickentree Lane.
                                                Pedestrian crossing
                                                facilities have been
                                                provided at the
                                                existing traffic signals.
                                                A bus stop has been
                                                relocated to provide
                                                better traffic flow. All
                                                bus stop upgrades
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                                                 except one.

                                                 Lees Road                 If CPO is confirmed
                                                 Improvement               then Lees Road will
                                                 (Brewerton Road to        provide a number of
                                                 Cross Street) CPO for     benefits including
                                                 the acquisition of land   removing traffic
                                                 required for the          congestion, provide
                                                 construction of the       safe parking and
                                                 lay-by and junction       loading bay for Tesco
                                                 improvement at            and minimise
                                                 Moorhey Street was        accidents. It will also
                                                 advertised in             boost the economic
                                                 December 2007. Due        viability of the
                                                 to objections received    businesses in the
                                                 a Public Inquiry took     area.
                                                 place on 17/6/08
E16     A new bus station   Completed.           The new bus station is    New, extended bus         The bus station has provided
        has been built in                        being extended            station has been          improved waiting facilities for
        Oldham Town                              through the provision     constructed in Oldham     bus users to make bus usage
        Centre.                                  of 8 covered stands at    town centre.              more attractive. The new
                                                 West street. The West                               structure will provide more
                                                 street extension                                    covered stands.
                                                 opened in July 2006.                                The West street extension to the
                                                                                                     bus station was not previously
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D1 D2   Support the         Short                The Council supports      GMPTE are having
        introduction of                          the introduction of bus   discussions with the
        Quality Bus                              quality partnerships,     Bus Operators to
        Partnerships                             but to date no            progress the
        between GMPTE,                           agreements have           partnership in view of
        Oldham MBC and                           been drawn up. The        the development of
        bus operators –                          Council will continue     TIF funding.
        allowing only                            to work with GMPTE
        lower emission                           and bus operators to
        buses from using                         improve the
        GMPTE facilities                         environmental
        (e.g. Oldham Bus                         performance of buses.
        Station and local
        authority bus                            An agreement has          A number of traffic and
        lanes). Support                          been signed with the      highway related issues
        the setting up of                        First Bus to work         have been discussed
        PIPS                Long term            together and address      in the meetings. The
        (Performance                             the problems on           measures have been
        Improvement                              highway encountered       taken and this will be
        Partnership                              by the buses.             ongoing.
        between Oldham
        and bus operators
        (First Bus)




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Ref.
E7      Preparation of     Short – completion   Both the Cycling and     A cycling strategy has    The Council's Cycling & Walking
        Local Strategies   of draft strategy    draft Pedestrian         been produced. A          Officer, with effect from 1st April
        to encourage       2006/07.             strategies have          cycling forum meets       2007, is based in the Safety
        walking and                             attracted significant    every 4 months A          Engineering Section within The
        cycling in Oldham.                      increases in the level   framework to deliver      Unity Partnership. The Strategic
                                                of funding from the      cycling to schools        Transportation function has
                                                Local Transport Plan     initiatives has been      been retained, by the Council,
                                                2 (LTP2) for the         established. Cycle        within the Regeneration
                                                period 2006/7 to         pages on the council      Directorate.
                                                20010/11.                web pages have been
                                                                         established. The future
                                                                         development of 2
                                                                         National cycle network
                                                                         routes through the
                                                                         Borough has been
                                                                         agreed.

                                                                         In addition, during
                                                                         2006/07 the following
                                                                         progress has been
                                                                         made:

                                                                         1. A formal
                                                                         Cycle/Pedestrian audit
                                                                         of planning
                                                                         applications by the
                                                                         Cycling and Walking



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                                                                Officer has been set up
                                                                bringing about
                                                                significant
                                                                improvements in the
                                                                quality of
                                                                pedestrian/cyclist
                                                                environments created
                                                                in new housing and
                                                                commercial sites.


                                                                2. £10k grant from
                                                                Cycling England has
                                                                been won by the
                                                                Council for 2007/8 to
                                                                provide cycle training
                                                                at schools that are
                                                                developing Cycling to
                                                                School initiatives as
                                                                part of their School
                                                                Travel Plan. This forms
                                                                part of the increasing
                                                                emphasis on delivering
                                                                cycling to school
                                                                projects across
                                                                the Borough in
                                                                partnership with the



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                                                                          school community and
                                                                          the local authority.


                                                                          3. Oldham Cycle
                                                                          Network master plan
                                                                          consultation leaflet
                                                                          produced and
                                                                          circulated in summer
                                                                          2006 showing existing
                                                                          and proposed cycle
                                                                          routes in the Borough.
                                                                          In addition, a series of
                                                                          10 maps covering the
                                                                          10 Greater
                                                                          Manchester districts
                                                                          has been produced in
                                                                          2006 showing existing
                                                                          cycle routes in Greater
                                                                          Manchester.
E12     Continue            Ongoing.             Enforcement of illegal   Enforcement of illegal     Illegal parking can obstruct the
        enforcement of                           on-street parking        on-street parking          highway causing congestion.
        illegal on-street                        continues. Limited       continues.                 Future plans and new
        parking.                                 liability Partnership                               Legislation expected next spring.
                                                 set up with NCP,
                                                 which is now very
                                                 close to completion.



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A1       Continuation of     Ongoing              Cleaner Vehicles        Campaign consists of    In 2008/09 Further testing is
         Roadside                                 Campaign introduced     formal and informal     continuing. First day of testing
         Emission Testing                         by GM Authorities in    testing days.           completed 23rd June 2008
         Scheme to                                2003/04, and has
         encourage                                continued since then.   Publicity is now
         owners to                                An analysis of the      targeted towards
         maintain their                           testing results for     awareness of the
         vehicles.                                2006/2008 has           cleaner vehicles
                                                  shown no failures in    campaign website.
                                                  the number of
                                                  vehicles tested.
E3      Participation in a   Short                Working Party now       Awaiting report 08/09   GM authorities have been
        feasibility study                         meeting in 08/09 with                           focussing on the development of
        into a Low                                a view to producing a                           proposals for road user
        Emission Zone in                          report.                                         charging. Viability of LEZ will be
        partnership with                                                                          influenced by the forthcoming
        the other Greater                                                                         report.
        Manchester
        authorities.
Travel Plans
E8      Continue to          Ongoing.             Completed. Oldham       The work done by the



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        employ a Travel                          Council now employs       two postholders is
        Co-ordinator with                        a School Travel           covered in the actions
        responsibility to                        Adviser (Government       below.
        encourage                                funding guaranteed to
        businesses to                            March 2008) and an
        develop travel                           Employee Travel Co-
        plans.                                   ordinator (permanent
                                                 full time post)
E9 E7   Encourage           Ongoing.             School Travel Adviser     2004/2005 – 15            Funding for the School Travel
        schools to                               still employed (with      schools had completed     Adviser post in 2007/08 has
        develop School                           Government funding        travel plans; 6 schools   been pooled into the Local Area
        travel plans and                         for the post              had draft plans; a few    Agreement. The target for
        Oldham MBC to                            guaranteed until          more schools were         school travel plan take up in
        implement Safer                          March 2010).              well advanced. At the     2007/08 is 18 plans. The Target
        Routes to School                         School Travel Adviser     end of March 2006, 25     for 2008/9 is 24 plans.
        schemes.                                 is aiming towards the     schools had prepared
                                                 Government's target       school travel plans and
                                                 of all schools having a   a number of schools
                                                 travel plan by March      are working on
                                                 2010 and LAA target       developing school
                                                 of reduced car use.       travel plans.
                                                 Schools are targeted
                                                 for travel plan           By March 2007, a
                                                 development               further 24 schools had
                                                 according to              developed travel
                                                 prioritisation criteria   plans, taking the total
                                                 developed by the          to 54 school travel



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Ref.
                                                 Authority. These          plans.
                                                 criteria have now         By March 2008, a
                                                 been amended to           further 21 schools had
                                                 include giving priority   developed approved
                                                 to schools within or      school travel plans
                                                 adjacent to the           taking it up to 75.
                                                 Council’s Air Quality
                                                 Management Area.
                                                 The School Travel
                                                 Adviser will target
                                                 these schools directly
                                                 to engage them in the
                                                 travel plan process
                                                 and will ensure that
                                                 the need to reduce
                                                 congestion is
                                                 addressed in their
                                                 plans.

E8      Encourage           Short.               In 2005/06 the            Anticipated European
E17     businesses to                            Council had applied       funding for a business
        develop staff                            for funding to employ     travel advisor for
        travel plans, and                        a Business Travel         Oldham town centre
        alternatives to                          Advisor who will focus    economic
        traditional Heavy                        on businesses in the      development zone was
        Goods Vehicles.                          Town centre               not forthcoming.
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AQ
Ref.
                                                                        that the Councils staff
                                                Funding was not         travel coordinator will
                                                obtained so the         begin to work with
                                                measure will not be     businesses across the
                                                achieved in full,       Borough in Autumn
                                                however the Council’s   2006. No specific
                                                Employee Travel         action has been taken
                                                Coordinator is also     to encourage an
                                                working with other      alternative to
                                                organisations on        traditional Heavy
                                                travel plans.           Goods Vehicles
                                                                        although a Greater
                                                                        Manchester freight
                                                                        strategy has now been
                                                                        prepared.
E8      Implement          Short – to be        Most of the first       OMBC Travel Advisor       A car user review was
E13     Oldham MBC         completed by         version of the Travel   employed, working on      underway in 2005/06. The car
E3      travel plan for    2006/07.             plan has been           a range of measures       user review has been put on
        employees,                              implemented. To         to encourage public       hold due to the equal pay work
        including: •                            include:                transport use as well     led by Corporate HR. The review
        Priority parking                        * Interest free loans   as cycling/walking and    is soon to recommence. The
        spaces for                              for public transport    also discourage           review has recommenced to be
        employees car                           season tickets and      private car use.          implemented 2008/9.
        sharing • Flexible                      LPG conversions
        working scheme                          * Cycle mileage rate    New staff travel survey
        (allowing work                          introduced (32p) for    currently being
        from home) • Staff                      business trips          undertaken to



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LTP2    measure/target                             measure
AQ
Ref.
        protocol for                               * Cycle lease scheme      establish whether
        business travel                            (tax, NI & VAT free       modal shift has
        (Use public                                bikes)                    occurred. 2nd Version
        transport for                              * Free cycle training     of the Travel Plan will
        journeys to                                for staff                 then be written based
        Manchester etc.) •                         * Showers installed at    on the survey results.
        Staff discounts for                        a number of sites
        bus tickets                                * Free parking for
                                                   alternatively fuelled
                                                   vehicles.
                                                   * Salary sacrifice for
                                                   bus tickets.
                                                   *Various travel at
                                                   work policies.
        ‘Healthy Futures’     Ongoing              Pennine Acute             None – New action
        development of a                           Hospitals NHS Trust
        travel plan with                           has employed a            The Royal Oldham
        Royal Oldham                               Travel Coordinator to     Hospital has applied
        Hospital (as part                          develop this piece of     for an extension; the
        of the                                     work. Hoping to           development of a
        reconfiguration of                         provide convenient,       Travel Plan has been
        health services                            accessible transport      conditioned as part of
        across the north-                          for patients and staff.   this application.
        east of Greater
        Manchester).
Council Fleet Vehicles




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GM      Action plan        Original timescale   Progress with            Outcome to date            Comments
LTP2    measure/target                          measure
AQ
Ref.
E5      Current             Ongoing.            The whole refuse fleet   Fleet make up              The original measure has been
        Procurement of                          was changed in           analysed and major         amended to reflect the Councils
        fleet vehicles                          2005/06 with vehicles    improvements               new focus on reducing
        requires a Euro 4                       to current EU            implemented in             emissions from fleet vehicles
        specification.                          specification. Drivers   2005/06. (i.e refuse       through a package of measures,
        Further                                 of fleet vehicles have   collection service)        including driver training and
        procurement will                        been trained in more     Continued monitoring       more modern vehicles rather
        still include the                       fuel efficient driving   occurring with a view      than relying entirely on
        consideration of                        techniques.              to continuous              alternative fuel vehicles.
        bio-fuelled                                                      improvement.
        vehicles. A                                                                                 Results of the vehicle fleet
        number of fleet                                                                             monitoring and emission
        vehicle drivers                                                                             standards will be included in the
        have been trained                                                                           National Indicator NI 184
        to the SAFED
        STD 2007/2008
Monitoring and Assessment
A9      Monitoring of air   Ongoing             On Target                Monitoring continues       Funding was sought to purchase
        quality carried out                                              at these sites to allow    additional real-time monitoring
        at several sites in                                              identification of trends   equipment to be located in Shaw
        the Borough to                                                   and comparison with        but was inadequate to allow this
        measure air                                                      the AQ objectives.         measure to progress.
        pollution
        concentrations.
        These include a
        ‘real-time’ site at
        West End Street.


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GM      Action plan       Original timescale    Progress with        Outcome to date          Comments
LTP2    measure/target                          measure
AQ
Ref.
A9       Work is           Ongoing.             Continuing.          Submission of latest     Requirement of Defra to
         continuing in the                                           AQ Review and            complete regular AQ reviews
         updating of the                                             Assessment Report        and progress reports.
         Council’s air                                               was within Defra
         quality Review                                              deadline
         and Assessment.
         A detailed
         assessment is to
         be conducted in
         09/10. This
         includes keeping
         our emissions
         inventory up to
         date and
         computer
         modeling of air
         quality
         concentrations
Publicity and Public Awareness
E3       Local air quality Short.               Target met.          Real-time monitoring     Approximately 30 requests
         monitoring                                                  data from West End       received and information
         information                                                 House site available     supplied in 2007/2008 with
         provided to the                                             on MAPAC website         regard to air quality.
         community                                                   (www.mapac.org.uk)
E3       Consultation with Ongoing.             Consultation has     Further consultation     Comments on the SPD were, on
         local businesses                       taken place during   intended when            the whole, positive and
         and community                          2006/07 on the       relevant issues arise.   supported the need to consider


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GM       Action plan        Original timescale    Progress with             Outcome to date      Comments
LTP2     measure/target                           measure
AQ
Ref.
         about air quality                        development of a new                           air quality when making
         issues, including                        Supplementary                                  development control decisions.
         Transport Matters                        Planning Document
         via newsletter and                       on air quality and
         public meetings.                         development control.
E3       Increase public    Ongoing.              Information leaflets                           A comprehensive publicity
         awareness of                             are available for the                          campaign has not been
         Smoke Control                            public. House buyers                           implemented as illegal burning
         Areas                                    are advised whether                            of unauthorised fuel is not seen
                                                  or not their potential                         as a significant problem in the
                                                  new home is in a                               borough. This will be reviewed
                                                  smoke control area                             in 2007/08.
                                                  when a land registry
                                                  search comes in to
                                                  the Council.
Land Use Planning and Air Quality1
NAT5 Air Quality          Long.                   Unitary Development       UDP was adopted in   Mechanism now needs to be
       Assessments                                Plan includes policy to   July 2006.           improved to ensure that air
       required for large                         ensure that air quality                        quality is considered for all
       nonresidential                             is considered in                               relevant developments and that
       development                                development control                            this information is recorded.
                                                  decisions.
                                                  Supplementary
                                                  Planning Document
                                                  on air quality and
                                                  development control
                                                  setting out which


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GM      Action plan          Original timescale   Progress with              Outcome to date          Comments
LTP2    measure/target                            measure
AQ
Ref.
                                                  developments require
                                                  an air quality
                                                  assessment and how
                                                  air quality will be
                                                  considered as part of
                                                  the planning process.
NAT5    Requirement for      Long.                All developments that      UDP was adopted in
        travel plans to be                        meet our criteria in the   July 2006.
        submitted with                            UDP are required to        The LDF is due for
        applications for                          submit travel plans.       completion in 2008/09.
        large non                                                            Over 60 Travel plans
        residential                                                          have been secured viz
        development                                                          this process over the
                                                                             past two years.
NAT5    Health impact    Long.                    SPD produced               SPD produced was         Close Cooperation exists
        assessment                                covering air quality       adopted in July 2007.    between case planning officers
        required for                              and development                                     and air quality officers to ensure
        sensitive                                 control. This requires                              that relevant development plans
        development such                          air quality assessment                              are assessed.
        as hospitals and                          for certain
        Residential                               developments,
        homes located                             including sensitive
        within the AQMA                           developments
        (excludes                                 meeting certain
        housing)                                  criteria.




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GM      Action plan         Original timescale   Progress with            Outcome to date           Comments
LTP2    measure/target                           measure
AQ
Ref.
NAT5    Section 106         Long.                Continue to request      Highways ask for
        agreements to                            S106 contributions for   transport assessment
        improve transport                        improvements to          to consider public
        links for new                            transport                transport links and
        development                              infrastructure as and    sustainable travel
                                                 when planning            information. Transport
                                                 applications warrant     improvements
                                                 such measures.           introduced where
                                                                          appropriate.
                                                                          More recently this has
                                                                          included sites such as
                                                                          the GM Waste Viridor
                                                                          site at Akwright street
                                                                          Oldham.
        All new major                            This measure has         Supplementary
        developments are    Ongoing              been introduced as       Planning Guidance
        required to have                         part of the adopted      document now being
        10% of total                             replacement UDP and      implemented.
        predicted energy                         supplementary
        requirements to                          planning guidance
        be provided from                         document. All
        renewable energy                         residential
        sources                                  developments of 10 or
                                                 more units and non-
                                                 residential units
                                                 exceeding 1000m2 are
                                                 required to have 10%



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LTP2    measure/target                           measure
AQ
Ref.
                                                 of their energy
                                                 provided from
                                                 renewable energy
                                                 sources.

Industrial Emissions
NTA1 Continue to            Ongoing.             Risk Assessment            Regular inspections of   On target to meet inspection
        control emissions                        based inspection           industrial processes     target 2008/09. Pollution
        to atmosphere                            programme                  are carried out to       improvements and SED
        from Part B and                          continuing. 100%           ensure that processes    compliance have been acheived
        A(2) industrial                          inspection target met      are complying with       from process operators during
        processes.                               in 2007/08. BVPI 217       conditions to control    2007/08
                                                 outcome was 100%           emissions. 93%
                                                 for 2007/08.               inspection target met
                                                                            in 2007/08
NTA4    Work with           Short.               Oldham Council is still    Partnership previously
        Environment                              contributing to the “Fly   developed to deal with
        Agency to                                capture “database.         one problem site.
        address waste                            MAPAC leaflet is           Monitoring of waste
        burning by                               updated and being          burning incidents
        businesses                               targeted at                regularly assessed.
                                                 commercial and
                                                 industrial contacts.




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GM      Action plan       Original timescale    Progress with            Outcome to date          Comments
LTP2    measure/target                          measure
AQ
Ref.
E3     Develop            Ongoing               Progress now being       The Council is now a     Further work continuing to link
       edpartnerships                           made through             member of the Carbon     with the Local development
       with other                               recycling initiatives    Trust and the            Framework strategy.
       organisations that                       and work of the          Environmental policy
       can influence                            Environmental Policy     team are now auditing
       businesses to                            Team – particularly      operations within the
       reduce waste and                         aimed at reducing        Borough.
       minimise                                 carbon emissions.
       emissions (e.g.
       Oldham Chamber
       and Groundwork)
Emissions from buildings
NAT2 Enforce smoke        Ongoing.              Ongoing in relation to   Total of 227             Formal procedure to deal with
       control provisions                       service requests.        complaints dealt with    complaints about smoke has
*****  where possible                           Total of 222             in 2007/08 in relation   been developed to ensure that
                                                complaints dealt with    to smoke nuisance        enforcement is carried out
                                                in 2006/07 in relation   (includes waste          consistently and fairly.
                                                to smoke nuisance        burning as well as
                                                (includes waste          emissions from
                                                burning as well as       chimneys).
                                                emissions from
                                                chimneys), this
                                                increased to 227
                                                service requests in
                                                2007/08.




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GM      Action plan          Original timescale   Progress with             Outcome to date          Comments
LTP2    measure/target                            measure
AQ
Ref.
NTA2    Develop           Short.                  Referral scheme                                    Refresher training is being
        partnership with                          agreed between                                     offered to encourage staff to
        Energy Savings                            Oldham MBC and                                     make fuel poverty referrals to
        Trust to                                  Energy Efficiency                                  the EEAC.
        encourage energy                          Advice Centre to help
        efficiency in the                         people on low income
        home                                      receive access to
                                                  assistance for
                                                  measures that will
                                                  improve energy
                                                  efficiency.
NAT4    Implement Energy     Short.               Work underway to          The Council has also     Plan now in place- Baseline for
E5      Strategy for the     Carbon               improve energy            recently approved a      C02 2003/04 emissions from,
NTA2    Council buildings,   Management Action    efficiency in Council     Carbon Management        Council fleet, business mileage,
        housing and fleet    Plan -               buildings. A corporate    Action plan, with        public building and Street
                             implementation       programme to realise      assistance from the      Lighting estimated to be around
                             during 2005 - 2010   formal accreditation to   Carbon Trust, which      27228 tonnes of C02. (Within
                                                  an internationally        may also lead to         plan scope-gas estimated at
                                                  recognised                reduced emissions of     68,626942kwh Elec-
                                                  Environmental             local air pollutants.    22086877kwh Oil 526570kwh)
                                                  management                The Carbon               See http://www.oldham.gov.
                                                  standard is now in        Management Action        uk/carbon-managementaction-
                                                  place to further          Plan lists a number of   plan2005-10.pdf ) The council
                                                  support energy            proposed actions to be   has also approved its
                                                  efficiency and            implemented up to        environment and energy Policy.
                                                  resource efficiency       2010 to reduce carbon
                                                  programmes Its            emissions and energy



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GM      Action plan        Original timescale    Progress with           Outcome to date          Comments
LTP2    measure/target                           measure
AQ
Ref.
                                                 anticipated that a      consumption from
                                                 system accredited to    public buildings,
                                                 ISO14000 will be in     transport and street
                                                 place by March 2009.    lighting.

NTA2    Implement Home     Medium.               HECA Strategy being     Borough wide             See
        Energy             Affordable warmth     implemented by First    partnership Affordable   http://www.oldham.gov.uk/af
        Conservation Act   strategy contains     Choice homes – the      Warmth Strategy          fordable-warmth-
        Strategy and       actions up to 2010.   Council’s Arm’s         launched winter 2004.    strategyweb.pdf Contains
        Action Plan.                             Length Management       The affordable warmth    detailed action plan 2004-2010.
                           Aim to ensure that    Organisation.           strategy aims to
                           every First Choice                            eliminate fuel poverty
                           Homes tenant lives    The SAP rating of       by 2010.
                           in a home meeting     First Choice Homes
                           the Governments       has increased from      Work to improve the
                           ‘Decent Homes’        56.5 in 2003/04 to      standard of housing
                           Standard by           72.96 in the first      and improve the
                           2006/07.              quarter of 2006/07.     energy efficiency of
                                                                         homes will reduce
                                                 In 2003/04 56.8% of     energy consumption
                                                 First Choice Homes      and lead to reduced
                                                 were ‘non-decent’, in   emissions of air
                                                 the first quarter of    pollution.
                                                 2006/07 this had
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2.8. ROCHDALE COUNCIL
 GM           Action Plan       Original timescale for         Progress with measure                   Outcome to date
LTP2           Measure               Completion
 AQ
Ref.

          Metrolink extension   Preliminary work         Project review of Metrolink Phase 3    Detailed design guides have
D7        to Rochdale           begun completion now     has been carried out increased costs   been created to consider and
                                due 2012                 and reduced funds have resulted in     accommodate corporate,
                                                         the scheme to Rochdale being split     authority and physical
                                                         into 2 Phases. 3a to Rochdale rail     requirements of the delivery
                                                         station and 3b to Rochdale town        partners of GMPTE, Oldham
                                                         centre                                 MBC and Rochdale MBC.

                                                                                                Programme delivery for phase
                                                         The contractor for Metrolink 3a has    3a for Metrolink, at this time is
                                                         been appointed and discussions are     an completion 2012.
                                                         ongoing to secure appropriate design
                                                         and implementation The delivery of
                                                         the project

                                                         A total of 330 stops have been         The stop improvements are
          Northern Orbital                               completed.                             steps towards making Bus
E1        (A58) Quality Bus     2003-2006                                                       travel more attractive and
          Corridor                                       The Sudden improvement scheme          accessible.
                                                         main construction commenced April
                                                         2007 and is nearing completion.        The Sudden scheme will
                                                                                                provide bus priority aimed at
                                                         The signalisation and highway          making bus travel more reliable.
                                                         improvements of Sudden will be         The scheme also includes



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LTP2           Measure               Completion
 AQ
Ref.
                                                         completed summer 2008.               improved crossings for
                                                                                              pedestrians and toucans to give
                                                                                              cyclists a safer route through
                                                                                              these busy junctions and link to
                                                                                              the adjacent old road to avoid
                                                                                              the busy dual carriageway.
                                                         Townhead Junction improvements on
                                                         the A58 commenced on site
                                                         November 2007 and are due for        The changes at Townhead
                                                         completion summer 2008.              junction aim to improve
                                                                                              pedestrian safety reduce
                                                                                              congestion and improve cycle
                                                                                              and bus facilities.
                                                                                              improvements



E7        Encourage             Started and ongoing      On going
          Transport Modal                                                                     The benefits of modes of
          Shift                                                                               transport other than the private
                                                         On going                             car are being demonstrated to
                                                         An event was held on bike to work    local people. The cycle race
                                                         day.                                 attracted over 2000 spectators
                                                         This year The 2nd Rochdale Grand     and significant publicity.
                                                         Prix Cycle race was organised on a
                                                         circuit around the Town Centre.      Travel/Transport plans that
                                                         RESN group working in schools        encourage the use of none or



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LTP2           Measure               Completion
 AQ
Ref.
                                                         throughout the year and in the LEAF       less polluting methods. are a
                                                         fortnight in Sept.                        major way of converting the
                                                         The authority now has a full time         theory in to practical
                                                         schools transport planner to support      alternatives for staff and visitors
                                                         the officer whose workloads include
                                                         Business transport plans and              The RESN group educates
                                                         increasing the cycle network in the       children so that they become
                                                         borough.                                  aware and familiar with energy
                                                                                                   saving and les polluting ways of
                                                         To date travel plans for 77 schools, 3    living including the transport
                                                         Business Parks, the Council               they use..
                                                         the local Hospital, a Further Education   The changes in modal shift can
                                                         college and the PCT have been             be seen from the Greater
                                                         arranged.                                 Manchester Transport Unit
                                                                                                   Transport Statistics Report both
                                                                                                   for the Rochdale Borough and
                                                                                                   Greater Manchester has a
                                                                                                   whole.
                                                         Policy in place                           The Councils up to date fleet is
          RMBC Vehicle          Begun 2003               Fleet will generally be replaced on a 5   significantly less polluting than
E8        Procurement Policy                             year cycle to take advantage of           if it had been made up of older
                                                         technological improvements.               vehicles.


                                                                                                   Significant reduction in the
                                                                                                   energy needed to heat homes
          Home Energy           Ongoing from 1997        Ongoing figures for ’07 - ’08 were an     leads to reduction in Nitrogen



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 GM           Action Plan       Original timescale for          Progress with measure                     Outcome to date
LTP2           Measure               Completion
 AQ
Ref.
          Efficiency scheme                              annual improvement in energy              Dioxide produced from burning
                                                         efficiency of 1.28% and 16.86% in         fuel to produce the energy.
                                                         total since the 1996.                     NO2 is the pollutant that lead to
                                                                                                   the declaration of the AQMA

                                                         .                                         The baseline fig for energy
                                                                                                   consumption at 1st 1996 was
                                                                                                   9,092,224 GJ
                                                                                                   Current estimated level is
                                                                                                   7,559,666 GJ. ie a reduction of
                                                                                                   1,532,558 GJ which if it had
                                                                                                   been produced by natural gas
                                                                                                   consumption would have
                                                                                                   produce around 1,100 tonnes of
                                                                                                   extra NO2 each year within the
                                                                                                   Borough

          Promote Greener                                While an event has not been possible       It is hoped that educating the
C3        Distribution                                   the Freight Partnership is promoting           distribution industry with
          (Distribution is a    2004                     this issue and there have been a          regards to the pollution caused
          major industry in                              number of National initiatives that are    by their vehicles and how that
          Rochdale MBC)                                  being recognised by the companies in       may be reduced will reduce
                                                         the Borough                                   emissions in the Borough

                                                                                                   On road cycle routes provide
E7        On Carriageway        Started ongoing          On carriageway cycleways in the           much safer access to the road
          Cycle Lanes                                    borough increased by 2 km in 2007-8       network for cyclists and



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LTP2           Measure               Completion
 AQ
Ref.
                                                         to 43km                                 therefore allow its use by
                                                                                                 cyclists for journeys that they
                                                                                                 would have made by car.

                                                                                              Improved VFM and
                                                                                              opportunities to increase
                                                                                              access to safer sustainable
                                                                                              travel of walking and cycling.
                                                                                              Off road cycle ways are
          Off Carriageway       Started ongoing          Off Carriageway Cycle ways in the    essential in encouraging a
E7        Cycle Lanes                                    borough increased by 4,8km in 2007-8 modal shift to cycling in that
                                                         to 38.4                              they give confidence to new
                                                                                              cyclists who may then progress
                                                                                              to regular using a bike instead
                                                                                              of a car for some journeys.




          Travel to School
E9                              Started ongoing          Travel to school Co-ordinator in post   77 schools now have plans that
                                                                                                   advise pupils and parents in
                                                                                                   travelling to school in a less
                                                                                                            polluting way
                                                                                                 Because of its position on the
          Develop a Rail to                              No progress                             rail and motorway networks the
          Road Freight          The Unitary                                                      borough has the potential to



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  GM        Action Plan       Original timescale for         Progress with measure                      Outcome to date
 LTP2        Measure               Completion
  AQ
 Ref.
E17     Interchange           Development Plan         A long term aim/project                  involve rail freight in the
                              suggests appropriate                                              distribution activities that are
                              schemes would be                                                  carried out here
                              supported.


        Introduce Planning                             The Development of Planning
E17     Polices that reduce                            Guidance that will require that 10% of   Energy produced from
        the need to produce                            energy used by new developments is       renewable sources usually
        Nitrogen Dioxide                               produced from on site renewable          produces none or very little
                                                                                                Nitrogen Dioxide




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2.9. SALFORD CITY COUNCIL
GM         District Action Plan    Original timescale for   Progress with measure                    Outcome to date
LTP2             Measure                Completion
AQ
Ref.
AQ1 Quality Bus Corridors (E1)
        QBC bus corridors         On going                  Across Greater                Reduced number of car trips –
                                                            Manchester18.6%               reduction difficult to quantify.
                                                            increase in patronage
                                                            between 03/04 and 07/8
        Leigh/Salford/ Manchester Potential completion by   Detailed scheme design        Regional funding priorities suggest a
        QBC                       late 2011/2012            in progress.                  possible start on site 2009/10. TIF bid
                                                            Details on funding being      submitted to DfT. If successful
                                                            sorted. GMPTE lobbying        completion is planned for 2013.
                                                            government.
                                                            Funding included in TIF
                                                            bid for which an
                                                            announcement is
                                                            expected in May 2008.
        A6 Chapel Street                                    New bus stops and 1           There will be more improvements as
                                                            pelican crossing built.       part of the LSM QBC
        Bury Old Rd/ Bury New     Completed 2006.           Awaiting traffic monitoring   Scheme includes improved pedestrian
        Rd to Manchester                                    figures to detect changes.    crossing facilities. Cycle lanes & some
                                                            Improved pedestrian           short inbound bus lanes
                                                            crossing facilities. Cycle    33% patronage increase recorded on
                                                            lanes & some short            the 135 bus route between 2003/04
                                                            inbound bus lanes             and 2007/08
        Liverpool Road, Irlam     Programme to upgrade      27 Bus stops improved.        Further bus stops along Liverpool Rd,


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GM         District Action Plan    Original timescale for   Progress with measure                  Outcome to date
LTP2             Measure                Completion
AQ
Ref.
                                   bus stops to QBC                                      Cadishead to be improved as part of
                                   standard                                              larger scheme in 2008/09 ..
        A666 Bolton / Manchester   Possible completion      Scheme is still at           Scheme has been included within the
        Streetcar                  2015                     feasibility stage            GM TIF bid. Funding will be dependent
                                                                                         on a successful bid.

AQ2 By-passes and Road Building
        Broadway Link              2011                     Air Quality Information      The scheme will provide access to
                                                            submitted with the BBC       Trafford Park (New Century Bridge)
                                                            Media planning               and M602. Air Quality improvements
                                                            application                  to Eccles New Road predicted
                                                            Pre planning discussions     No further Development in 2007/8.
                                                            on more detailed
                                                            assessment for Broadway
                                                            link.
AQ3 Walking and Cycling Strategies
E7     Additional cycle parking    - On going               On going target for 2007/8 8 locations installed 2007/08, totalling
       facilities                                                                      48 spaces
       Secure cycle facilities     April 2008               1 trial scheme             Delayed, expect a trial scheme in
                                                                                       2008/09.
                                   April 2008               2 more pods
        Driver Awareness           On going April 2008      4 schemes
        campaign
        Cyclist Awareness          June 2006                Support Bike Week in         Events competed. Further event to be
        scheme                     June 2007                Salford with Bike ride and   held in June 2008.



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                                                            awareness scheme.
                                                            Events in 2006 and 2007
        Safer Cycle networks       By 2009                  8 km cycle path              Support the Bridgewater Way project
                                                                                         which will create an extra 8 km of cycle
                                                                                         path within Salford and 40 km overall.
        Safer Cycling              On-going by 2009         Train 50% of yr 6
        Route 55 signage           April 2008               Complete Signage             Scheme complete.
        COPECAT Audit              100%                     New developments meet        The COPECAT Greater Manchester
                                                            COPECAT guidelines.          scheme sets guidelines for engineers
                                                                                         on cycle / pedestrian routes.
        School Cycle Clubs         By 2008                  50% by 2008.
        Shelters
        Promote cycle forum        Ongoing                  Increase attendance by 2     Forum meets regularly
        Cycle strategy             Achieved                 Published and available
                                                            on line
                                   Annually                 Bike usage to be
                                                            monitored annually
                                   Dec 2007                 Plans / strategies
                                                            available in all libraries
                                                            and schools
AQ4 Safe Routes to School and School Travel

        Encourage schools to       Medium                   16 more schools have         A travel plan coordinator is working
        develop Travel Plans                                adopted a travel plan.       with business and schools to introduce
                                                            There are now 76 schools     Travel Plans.



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                                                              with travel plans            Target is 100% capture by 2010;
                                                                                           currently at 72%
                                                                                           Surveys are built into plan.
                                     Medium                   A Getting to School IN       Greater Manchester School Travel
        Educate pupils on travel                              Salford booklet has          plan website has been developed to
        options                                               produced to assist           assist pupils, parents and teaches in
                                                              schools to develop and       travel planning issues.
                                                              implement travel plans .     (wwww.traveltoschool.com)

                                                              Parking banners outside      All primary schools have now received
                                                              schools - successful pilot   a parking banner. Removes congestion
                                                                                           from near school gates – reduces
                                                                                           exposure of children.
                                     Medium                   Capital grants from DfES     A ‘Walk to School’ CD-ROM and
                                                              have been spent on           passport scheme has been produced.
                                                              parent waiting shelters,
                                                              cycle shelters, improved &
                                                              new lighting and security.
                                                              Pathways on schools
                                                              have also been invested
                                                              in.

        Walk to school initiatives   Short                    Salford schools took part    Took place in May and October 2006
        promoted through travel                               in national and
        plans                                                 international Walk to



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                                                             School Weeks.

                                    Short                    13 primary schools have       Guidance booklet and practical advice
                                                             successfully bid for          provided on how to operate a walking
                                                             funding to operate a          bus
                                                             walking bus.

                                            Medium           A booklet for use as a        Available for use as a resource for
        Educate pupils on travel         Depending on        curriculum resource to        schools.
        options                     feedback from schools    educate pupils in years 1
                                    and securing funding ,   & 2 has been produced.
                                     curriculum resources
                                    for years 3& 4 may be
                                           developed
AQ5 Travel Plans

        Develop and co-ordinate      Launch council plan     Preparation and approval      Scheme due to be launched in April
        Green Travel Plans within          2006              of scheme to fund             2008.
        Salford.                                             Cycle2work scheme             This is a tax incentive aimed at
                                                             launched for staff in April   encouraging employees to, cycle to
                                                             2008                          work, thereby reducing air pollution
                                                                                           and improving their health. The
                                                             Plans to improve facilities   scheme allows employees to benefit
                                                             at Civic and Minerva          from a long term loan of bikes and
                                                             house.                        commuting equipment such as lights,



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                                                                                      locks and panniers completely tax free.
                                                                                      Cycle shelters and lockers have been
        To promote and develop                                                        provided at two of the largest places of
        Council’s car sharing                                                         work within the council, at the Civic
        scheme                                                                        Centre and Emerson House
        Greater Manchester                                 36,an increase of 8,       Organisations within 400 m of Quality
        Workplace Strategy:                                workplaces are             Bus Corridor and 500 m of Metrolink
        Consult with companies                             developing and             stop that employ 50-200 people
        employing between 50 to                            implementing travel plan   approached.
        200 employees on                                   measures.
        implementation of Green
        Travel Plans.
                                                           Greater Manchester car     Salford has the highest usage of the
                                                           share scheme re-           scheme in the 10 participating
                                                           launched in June 2006.     authorities.
                                                           www.carsharegm.com
                                                                                      Promotion occurs via intranet
                                                                                      homepage updates and new staff
                                                                                      receive information with starter packs.
                                                                                      In 2008 there are 130 members
                                                           New companies continue
                                                           to be identified through
                                                           planning applications,
                                                           business list databases
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                                                           business groups are
                                                           contacted by Salford City
                                                           Council and encouraged
                                                           to develop a Travel Plan.
                                                           An area wide travel plan    Number of organisations with 200+
                                                           for 25 companies in         people approached
                                                           Exchange Quay has
                                                           developed a joint Travel    Measures included in Travel Plans
                                                           Plan. The plan has been     include cycling facilities and discounted
                                                           developed with the          public transport tickets
                                                           Highways Agency.

                                                           Salford Travel Partnership Major stakeholders from business,
                                                           seminar in April 2007,     hospital, transport and the Council to
                                                           Conference on TIF and      promote future transport plans.
                                                           Congestion Charging


AQ6 M60 Jetts Jt 18 to 12
E1,E10 M60 Jetts Jt 18 to 12      2013/2015                Jetts Quality Bus           Included in regional funding allocation
       Multimodal study to                                 Corridors (QBC’s)           programme. If the TIF bid is successful
       reduce congestion and                               proposal currently          whole corridor completions are
       promote better use of                               awaiting government         planned for 2013-2015
       public transport and                                funding approval. The
       alternative modes for                               majority of the JETTS



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        freight. AQ improvement                            network has been
        dependent on scheme.                               included in the TIF bid to
                                                           DfT.
                                  Long Term (2020-         HA submitted air quality     Recommended to HA to undertake
                                  2025)                    assessment for preferred     Health Impact Assessment in areas
                                                           option viz: Active traffic   where AQ deteriorates, to undertake
                                                           management using hard        detailed modelling of area of all
                                                           shoulder as an extra lane    affected roads in the AQMA using a
                                                           with by pass lanes to        local NOX/NO2 relationship. No further
                                                           M60/M62 interchange.         information available
AQ7 Traffic Management Plans
E10,    Crescent / Chapel St      Summer2007               The Central Salford URC      This work is still at a very early stage
E11,    Traffic Calming                                    are in the process of        and funding for these proposals is yet
E12,    Masterplan                                         preparing masterplans for    to be identified.
E15                                                        both the Crescent and        The plan will absorb the Chapel Street
                                                           Chapel St areas.             Master Plan reported previously.
                                                           Proposals will seek to
                                                           calm traffic along this
                                                           corridor, providing good
                                                           priority for public
                                                           transport, cyclists &
                                                           pedestrians
        Develop Park and ride     Medium                   Bus based P & R study        Reduced availability of long stay car
        strategy with AGMA                                 currently in progress        parks. URC have proposed study of
        authorities.                                                                    car parking in central salford



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        Minimising the provision    Long                     Regional Centre Car          General reducing trend in long stay
        of long stay commuter car                            Parking Strategy to be       car parks in recent years
        parks.                                               identified and agreed with
                                                             Manchester CC.
                                                             Funding for extensions
                                                             recently approved by
                                                             Government.
        Promoting the extension     Medium                   Extension proposals to be    This will increase access to /from
        of the Metrolink, quality                            included in TIF bid July     Salford Quays & Eccles by Metrolink,
        bus corridors and                                    2007                         reducing the demand for car travel to
        improvements to rail and                                                          these locations.
        bus facilities.                                                                   TiF bid submitted and waiting for
                                                                                          decision on TiF bid due May 2008
                                                             BBC Media S106               Media City Spur funding agreed – 4
                                                             to extend link and           trams orders and track works to be
                                                             purchase additional          complete by 2010
                                                             carriages.
        SCOOT traffic               Medium                   £13.5m funding from LTP
        management technology                                Ongoing programme of
        to be introduced across                              improvements. A6
        GM. Continual monitoring                             corridor to be upgraded
        at junctions and                                     in 2007/08 – 2008/09.
        adjustments of signal
        times to maximise traffic
        flow.



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AQ8 Development Plans (UDP/ LDF)
       Development of Core       Anticipated adoption in   This will set out the long-    Draft Core Strategy Issues and
       Strategy                           2010             term spatial vision for the    Options Report produced.
                                                           city (up to 2026), and the
                                                           overall strategy for           Public consultation on Issues and
                                                           delivering that vision         Options Report to take place from June
                                                           identifying key issues and     – August 2008.
                                                           links with other plans. A
                                                           strategic policy or
                                                           framework to promote
                                                           development close to a
                                                           choice of transport nodes
                                                           and minimise
                                                           development impacts on
                                                           the global environment
                                                           are likely to feature in the
                                                           forthcoming Core
                                                           Strategy.

        Promote mixed-use           UDP period: 2004-       UDP Policy MX1                Draft Planning Guidance produced for
        development within the           2016              allocates 4 mixed-use          Ordsall Riverside which supplements
        regional centre, town                              areas within which to          UDP Policy MX4 to provide further
        centre, neighbourhood                              focus mixed-use                guidance on how mixed-use
        centre and close to                                development that               development can best be achieved in
        transport nodes.                                   minimises the need to          this area.



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                                                              travel.
                                                                                           Construction of Phase 1 of the Lower
                                                              UDP Policies MX3 and         Broughton mixed-use development
                                                              MX4 allocate 3 sites for     scheme is complete. Phase 4 is at
                                                              mixed-use development.       construction phase. Phases 2, 3, and 5
                                                                                           are at reserved matters planning
                                                                                           permission stage.

                                                                                           Public consultation on Charlestown
                                                                                           Riverside Master plan for proposed
                                                                                           mixed-use development is complete.
                                                                                           Pre planning stage is ongoing.

        Require major trip             UDP period: 2004-      UDP Policy ST6 requires      Between 2006 to 2007, 82% of
        generating development              2016              major trip generating        planning applications for new major trip
        to be located where it is                             development to be            generating development within 400m
        well served by a choice of                            located where it is well     of a high frequency public transport
        transport nodes.                                      served by a choice of        service.
                                                              transport nodes.

                                                              UDP Policy A1 requires
                                                              major trip generating
                                                              developments to make
                                                              adequate provision for
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                                                             and public transport.

        Require major                 UDP period: 2004-      UDP Policy ST14 requires    Between 2006 and 2007, 21 new
        development proposals to           2016              ‘development to minimise    developments were permitted subject
        demonstrate how they will                            its impact on the Global    to production of travel plans.
        minimise greenhouse gas                              Environment. Major
        emissions.                                           development proposals       Adoption of Sustainable Design and
                                                             will be required to         Construction Supplementary Planning
                                                             demonstrate how they will   Document (SPD) in March 2008. This
                                                             minimise greenhouse gas     document provides detailed advice on
                                                             emissions.                  how new development should be
                                                                                         designed to minimise impacts on the
                                                             UDP EN22 has specific       global environment.
                                                             requirements for
                                                             development over 100
                                                             dwellings or over or
                                                             5000m2 of floor space to
                                                             demonstrate that full
                                                             consideration has been
                                                             given to the conservation
                                                             of non-renewable
                                                             resources and use of
                                                             renewable energy
                                                             options.




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        Promote sustainable             UDP period: 2004-      UDP Policy ST5 promotes       Port Salford planning application will
        freight and passenger                2016              the protection and            use the Manchester Ship canal
        movements using, where                                 enhancement of rail and       creating a multi model freight terminal
        feasible, more rail or the                             water-based infrastructure    using water rails and road, reducing
        Manchester Ship Canal.                                 to support the movement       emissions in the region.
                                                               of freight.

                                                               UDP Policy E1 allocates
                                                               80.9ha of land to include
                                                               a multi-modal freight
                                                               interchange, incorporating
                                                               rail and water-based
                                                               freight handling facilities
                                                               and a railway link.

        Implement new parking           UDP period: 2004-      UDP Policy A10 requires   100% of non residential developments
        standards for commercial             2016              new development to        ( Use Class A, A) complied between
        and residential                                        comply with car parking   2006 and 2007.
        developments                                           provision standards for
                                                               disabled and non-disabled
                                                               drivers, cyclists, and
                                                               motorcyclists.
                                              Short            No applications received
        New fuel stations to
        incorporate fuel points for
        liquid petroleum gas


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        (LPG) and electric
        vehicles.
                                            Short            Complete                      There are four LPG stations in Salford.
        To encourage existing                                                              The market appears to have slowed
        forecourts to install LPG                                                          down, and Salford has replaced its
        and electric charging                                                              LPG light vehicle fleet with new stock
        points.                                                                            meeting Euro IV.
                                          Ongoing.           UDP Policy EN17 seeks         Planning applications assessed for air
        Air Quality Assessments                              protection of the             quality assessment. Mitigation
        of planning applications                             environment and               measures include improved facilities
                                                             receptors from significant    for pedestrians, cyclists, reduced
                                                             impacts of emissions from     parking, travel plans, BREEM
                                                             new development.              accreditation and S106 for monitoring.
AQ9 Energy Efficiency (NTA2)
       Schools Energy                     Ongoing            Energy information packs      Meetings with head teachers/site
       Awareness Programme.                                  for school buildings are to   managers undertaken when site
                                                             be provided for all           Energy Audit conducted.
                                                             schools. Also involved
                                                             with Building Schools for
                                                             the Future to ensure
                                                             Sustainable Buildings.

                                                             Packs are given to
                                                             schools during their
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        Environmental                 Ongoing assessment       Further installation of       9 installation in 2007/8. Total of
        Stewardship Initiative.            of needs.           Building Energy               65 of the major council buildings on
        Improve energy usage in                                Management System             BEMS
        council buildings, schools,                            (BEMS). Upgrade the
        and recreational centres.                              existing system.

        Energy Accreditation            Every three years      Salford City Council to be    Previous score improved in September
                                                               re-accredited and aim to      2007. Due for Re-Accreditation in
                                                               improve on previous           2010..
                                                               score.

        Local Authority Carbon          May 08 – April 09      Salford City Council to be    In the process of writing it. To be
        Management Programme                                   re-accredited and aim to      presented to The Carbon Trust in July
                                                               improve on previous           2008.
                                                               score.

                                                               Ensure all buildings over     Await the release of the software from
        Energy Performance in         October 2008 and then    1,000m2 have a Display        DCLG.
        Building Directive                  annually           Energy Certificate
                                                               detailing the energy rating
                                                               of the building

        Home Energy Strategy          2006 targets met. New    Published ‘Keeping Warm       Advice on website.
                                         targets for 2011.     and Well IN Salford’ in       http://www.salford.gov.uk/energyadvice
                                                               2005. Part of the             Contains number of actions aimed at



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                                                           Affordable Warmth              improving energy efficiency.
                                                           Strategy.

        Home Energy               2006 targets met. New    The Home Energy                2006 target achieved and the Council
        Conservation Act Action      targets for 2011.     Conservation Act (1995)        has set its own target of making the
        Plan (HECA).                                       requires all councils in the   city 30% more energy efficient by
                                                           UK with housing                2011.
                                                           responsibilities to prepare    Between 2001/8 £8m for Warm
                                                           publish and submit to          Grants awarded to the private sector.
                                                           them an energy
                                                           conservation report            Thermal imaging survey of Salford to
                                                           identifying conservation       identify building heat emissions for
                                                           measures in their district.    home insulation programmes. Survey
                                                           Salford City Council in        complete and reported in 2007. This
                                                           their report, using a          enables targeting and prioritisation of
                                                           starting point of 1996,        work to most needed areas while also
                                                           have set ourselves the         providing evidence and marketing
                                                           target of making the city      support.
                                                           21% more energy efficient
                                                           by April 2006.
        Home insulation schemes          Medium            The Council has                The council’s partnership with energy
        to reduce energy                                   developed a number of          companies and Eaga partnership has
        consumption                                        schemes to encourage           continued to raise the profile of the
                                                           the domestic sector to         help available to make homes more
                                                           install home insulation        energy efficient. During 2007/2008



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                                                           and heating in their        over £1.5m was invested via the Warm
                                                           homes. They are:            Front Grant scheme. Our utility
                                                              • HeatStreet             partners have invested approximately
                                                                  Scheme               £0.7m of their EEC2 or Carbon
                                                              • British Gas’s          Emission Reduction Target (CERT)
                                                                  Council Tax          grants in Salford.
                                                                  Rebate scheme
                                                              • Accredited             By partnership with other organisations
                                                                  Landlord Home        and government grants Salford has
                                                                  Insulation scheme    installed over 1100 insulation schemes
                                                           Government’s Warm           and 131 heating systems
                                                           Front scheme
AQ10 Monitor Air Quality
       Monitor air quality and         Continuous          2 real time monitoring      Continued operation of two real time
       report results                                      sites at Eccles and M60     air quality stations at M60 and Eccles,
                                                           Junction 13 (East bound).   diffusion tubes and lead monitoring.
                                                           Additional monitoring for
                                                           nitrogen dioxide (NO2)      Monitoring extended at M60 Jt 13 with
                                                           and PM10 undertaken to      Air Quality Grant award from Defra till
                                                           confirm possible            Dec 2007,
                                                           exceedences identified in   .
                                                           Detailed Assessment         To review results and compare with
                                                           modelling report.           M60. Findings show no exceedences
                                                                                       of hourly nitrogen dioxide or particulate
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                                                                                      indicated in modelling.
        Review and Assessment      As required by Defra, Bid submitted to Defra for   Bid awarded writing design and
                                  follow LAQM timetable. funding to further improve   content for website expected
                                                         air quality pages and        completion Dec 2008
                                                         include information on
                                                         industrial processes.        MAPAC Air Quality Web pages
                                                                                      updated in 2005
                                                                                      http://www.mapac.org.uk
                                                                                      http://www.greatairmanchester.org.uk
                                                                                      This is a joint venture with Greater
                                                                                      Manchester Authorities and LTP.
                                                                                      Makes almost real time monitoring
                                                                                      results available to the public.
                                                           Updating and Screening     Progress report 07 and Further
                                                           Assessment reports         Assessment accepted with
                                                           submitted.                 recommendations.
        Develop air quality                                                           Progress report 07 and Further
        information on the                                                            Assessment accepted with
        internet.                                                                     recommendations.

        Support GM Cleaner         Ongoing (awaiting bid   Two test days undertaken   No failures were recorded during the
        Vehicles Campaign               outcome)           at Worsley Brow, at        2006/7 test days. ‘You’d be Fuming’
                                                           Junction 13 ( M60) and     leaflets handed out to all cars tested to
                                                           A57 Regent Road.           publicise the need to keep cars well
                                                                                      tuned



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AQ11 Technology and Alternative Fuels (2008)
       Retrofitting of particulate     Complete (2006)      All fleet vehicles replaced   All refuse vehicles have particulate
       traps to refuse vehicles.                            by August 2006 therefore      traps fitted to them. Reduced
                                                            all refuse vehicles will      particulate emissions.
                                                            have particulate traps.
        Upgrade council fleet to         Complete           Light and heavy goods         New Council fleet of vehicles have
        Euro III                                            vehicles all Euro III.        been successfully delivered with Euro
                                                                                          III engines.
                                                                                          Housing City West vehicles mileage
                                                                                          capped at 12000 annual limit thus
                                                                                          reducing emissions. Scheme to be
                                                                                          applied to future procurement with
                                                                                          different capping vales
                                         Complete           Street Cleaning Vehicles      Street cleansing fleet replaced meeting
                                                                                          latest Euro standards.
                                        Continuous          Report commissioned on        Bio-Diesel (95/5%) substituted Ultra
        Promote alternative fuel                            the use of Alternative        Low Sulphur Diesel in December 2006
        take up in Council fleet                            Vehicle Fuels for the
        vehicles.                                           Council fleet.                Manufacturers warranty invalid if
                                                                                          80/20% Bio Diesel used.

                                                                                          Continued work with manufactures to
                                                                                          investigate 80/20% Bio-Diesel usage
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Ref.
                                            2008            Electric powered vehicles     Pending outcome of trials procurement
                                                            trials are planned to take    of vehicles for suitable areas e.g. parks
                                                            place during 2008.            of is under consideration.

         HGV to be replaced on       Every three years      HGV vehicles are due to       Refuse collection vehicle fleet is due
         rolling programme.                                 be replaced during 2008.      for renewal Sept 2008, -emissions to
                                                                                          meet latest standard.
AQ12 Local Agenda 21
       Promote sustainable               Complete           Sustainable development       Local Agenda 21 and Sustainability will
       environment through                                  is promoted through the       be incorporated in to the Community
       Council activities, local                            Community Plan, UDP           Plan and Local Development
       communities and                                      Policies and in the future    Framework Policies.
       businesses in Salford.                               by the Core Document
                                                            Strategy and the work of
                                                            the Local Strategic
                                                            Partnership.
                                                              .
AQ13 Ground Work Trust / Red Rose Forest
E3     Tree planting in urban     Continuous – Funding      During 2007/8 extra           Red Rose Forest continues to assist in
       areas and open spaces to     is bid for each year    heavy standard trees          the regeneration of Salford by
       improve environment.        from Housing Market      were planted through the      improving open spaces and streets.
                                        Renewal and         Green Streets Initiative in
                                    European Regional       the following areas;          Trees can trap particulate matter and
                                    Development Fund.       Charlestown / Kersall 54      lead on their leaves and twigs and also
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Ref.
                                                                                            SO2.
                                                              In 2008/09 further street
                                                              tree planting on;             The cooling effects of trees also help
                                                              West Salford                  reduce the rate of ozone production. In
                                                              Charlestown / Kersall         addition they provide a sink for
                                                                                            greenhouse gases e.g. CO2, NO and
                                                                                            CH4.
AQ14 Information on Bonfires
NTA4    Prevent and minimise              Continuous          Pollution Officers            When burning complaints are received
        pollution from garden                                 responded to 82               the ‘Don’t Burn It’ leaflet is included
        bonfires by providing                                 domestic burning              with correspondence.
        advice to local residents.                            complaints and 66, total of
                                                              148 complaints between        Service aims to responds to burning
                                                              April 2007 and March          complaints with in same day.
                                                              2008.

                                                              ‘Don’t Burn It’ leaflet
                                                              produced in co-operation
                                                              with MAPAC to
                                                              discourage burning of
                                                              waste and advising of
                                                              waste disposal options.
AQ15 Industrial Controls 2007
NTA1    Routine inspections by         Annual inspection      Salford City Council          An Enforcement Policy has been
        Salford City Council to          programme            ensures that all Part A2      developed.


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        determine compliance                               and B industrial
        with                                               processes operate to the
        authorisations/permits                             Best Available
                                                           Techniques for abating
                                                           emission to atmosphere
                                                           including fitting emissions
                                                           abatement equipment.

        Encourage changes to           Continuous          Salford City Council        Achieved 100% inspection of all
        process technology to                              applies current legislation premises undertaking 156 inspections
        reduce waste and                                   to Part A2 and B industrial
        minimise emissions.                                processes in Salford.

        Routine inspections by         Continuous          Prescribed processes
        Salford City Council to                            Risk Assessed to
        determine compliance                               determine relative risk;
        with                                               used to determine level of
        authorisations/permits.                            ‘regulatory’ effort to
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2.10. STOCKPORT COUNCIL
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LTP2    Action Plan             Original timescale        Progress with measure         Outcome to date        Comments
AQ      Measure/Target
Ref.
  D7    Metrolink Extension     Ongoing                   •   Continued lobbying to     •   Currently still
                                                              ensure inclusion of           under
                                                              metrolink extension to        consideration
                                                              Stockport and Marple
 E1     Integrated Transport    9 Integrated Transport    •   Completion of all      •      2 ITCs           Improvements to
        Corridors (ITC)         Corridors (ITC) have          outstanding traffic           completed        the bus
                                been identified for           management                    (Brinnington and infrastructure are
                                completion. 5 of these        construction measures         A6               integrated with
                                should be done by 2010-       on the A6 - Manchester                         improvements to
                                2011.                         to Hazel Grove ITC,    •      Stockport to     pedestrian and
                                                                                            Reddish Corridor cycle facilities and
                                                          •   Substantial completion        substantially    road safety
                                                              of B6167, Reddish             complete         (resulting in ITCs
                                                              Corridor, ITC.                                 rather than QBCs).
                                                                                        •   Work currently
                                                          •   Completion of bus links       underway on
                                                              at Portwood                   Stockport to
                                                              Roundabout and M60 /          Hyde ITC and
                                                              Junction 1 / Travis           Stockport to
                                                              Brow                          Urmston
                                                                                            (Didsbury Road)
                                                          •   Construction started on       ITC
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                                                                Hyde ITC.               • 8 ITCs have had
                                                                                          works on bus
                                                             • Construction started on    stops and
                                                                 Stockport to Urmston     individual
                                                                 (Didsbury Road) ITC      junctions carried
                                                                                          out.
 E2     Park and ride/walk      Investigate possibility of   15 Schools (14 primary    48 Schools overall
        Schemes                 park and ride/walk           schools and 1 secondary) engaged with the
                                schemes.                     engaged with the Park and Park and Stride
                                                             Stride scheme.            scheme.
 E3     Low Emission Zones      Promotion of projects        Masterplan in place for    The completion of        Discussions also
        (LEZ)                   that can help improve air    Town Centre.               the first phase of the   ongoing with key
                                quality in the town                                     St. Peter’s Square       developers around
                                centre, incorporating the                               urban park scheme.       the town centre.
                                principles of an LEZ                                                             Including public
                                without formalized                                      The completion of a      consultation on
                                segregation –Ongoing.                                   dedicated busway         concept proposals
                                                                                        adjacent to Junction     for the Bridgefield
                                                                                        1 of the M60             retail expansion
                                                                                        motorway.                and the Grand
                                                                                                                 Central leisure led
                                                                                        The submission of a      schemes.
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Ref.
                                                                                   to the Dept. for
                                                                                   Transport to support
                                                                                   the development of
                                                                                   the proposed
                                                                                   transport
                                                                                   interchange and
                                                                                   increased town
                                                                                   centre accessibility.
                                                                                   (A response to the
                                                                                   submission is
                                                                                   expected in 2008).
E3 E7   Sustainable Transport   2007/08              Sustainable Transport         Transport and
        Supplementary                                SPD was adopted in            Highways in
        Planning Document                            December 2007. The            Residential Areas
                                                     document provides further     SPD was adopted in
                                                     support to developers in      September 2006,
                                                     assessment and                providing support to
                                                     identification of measures    the sustainable
                                                     to minimise, mitigate or      design of residential
                                                     improve the impacts of the    developments. The
                                                     development on local          SPD ensures that
                                                     traffic congestion and it’s   design encourages
                                                     effects on local health and   the use of walking
                                                     environment. The              and cycling within
                                                     document provides further     and in and out of


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                                                            guidance on the               developments.
                                                            requirements for and
                                                            content of Travel Plans.
E3 E7   Rights of Way           November 2007               The Rights of Way                                The Transport
        Improvement Plan                                    Improvement Plan was                             Asset
                                                            adopted in November                              Management Plan
                                                            2007. Alongside                                  will further identify
                                                            prioritising actions to                          infrastructure
                                                            promote functional trips on                      investment options
                                                            the Rights of Way network,                       to further promote
                                                            the plan also recognises                         use of RoW
                                                            the need to promote                              network.
                                                            walking and cycling for
                                                            leisure purposes to
                                                            facilitate behavioural
                                                            change and promote
                                                            sustainable leisure
                                                            alternatives.
E3 E7   Walking promotion       Full Borough Green A-Z      Section 6 Green A-Z map       Six Green A-Z maps Section 7 Green
 E7                             coverage by 2009 (initial   (Marple, High Lane and        published and      A-Z map due to be
                                timescale of 2008           Strines) published and        distributed.       published and
                                extended due to             distributed.                                     distributed by
                                workload).                                                                   August 2008.
E3 E7

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                                coverage by 2009 (initial   to Z Sections 6 (Marple          promotion of
                                timescale of 2008           High lane and Strines)           public walk
                                extended due to             published and distributed.       programme.
                                workload).
                                                            •      Bimonthly meetings    •      Annual
                                Continue to actively        of Stockport Walking             promotion of ‘In
                                promote walking in the      Forum.                           Town Without
                                borough – ongoing                                            My Car Day’.
                                                            •       2007 ‘In Town
                                                                Without My Car’ day     •       Annual
                                                                promoted. Event held in      promotion of
                                                                the Market Place.            bike week.

                                                            •        2007 ‘Change the    •      6 Green A-Z
                                                                Way You Travel’ month        maps published
                                                                promoted was dropped         and distributed.
                                                                in favour of a
                                                                concentrated bike week   •      Continued
                                                                programme. Also              development of
                                                                launched a Carbon            promotional
                                                                Footprint challenge at       materials.
                                                                this time.
                                                                                         •      Continuing
                                                            •      Public walk event         meetings of user
                                                                programme delivered          group.



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Ref.
                                                             (Walk-A-Day).

                                                         •       The revision and
                                                             update of Stockport’s
                                                             Walking Strategy is
                                                             being progressed and
                                                             is expected to go to
                                                             consultation in 2008.
 E3
 E5     Use of cleaner and      Continue to reduce air   Continuing policy that links   The average CO2
        alternative fuels by    quality emissions        CO2 emissions of Council       emissions for lease
        council fleet.          associated with the      employee lease cars            cars have continued
                                Council’s fleet.         directly to the amount of      to fall and the
                                                         subsidy contribution           average at
                                                         offered by the Council.        December 2007
                                                         The lower the CO2              was 137.96. This
                                                         emission is the higher the     equates to a total
                                                         subsidy offered.               reduction of 12%
                                                         The subsidy level is           since 2003/04.
                                                         reviewed and adjusted
                                                         annually. We have              Diesel fleet vehicles
                                                         achieved a 3% reduction        have been running
                                                         in CO2 emissions in 2007       on Bio Diesel since
                                                         alone.                         January 2006.




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Ref.
                                                     The primary fuel for fleet   The Refuse
                                                     vehicles is 5% Bio Diesel.   Collection and
                                                     The possible use of          Recycling service
                                                     different mixes of Bio       was brought back in
                                                     Diesel is being              house from 1st April
                                                     researched.                  2007, this involved
                                                                                  procuring 24 new
                                                     The use of CNG/LNG is        Euro IV refuse
                                                     also being considered for    vehicles and
                                                     use in future LGV            inheriting 15
                                                     replacements                 recycling vehicles.

                                                                                  The LGV fleet now
                                                                                  comprises of:

                                                                                  27% Euro IV
                                                                                  25% Bio Diesel &
                                                                                  CRT’s
                                                                                  30% Bio Diesel

                                                                                  The Light
                                                                                  Commercial Fleet
                                                                                  comprises of:

                                                                                  41% LPG
                                                                                  40% Bio Diesel


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AQ      Measure/Target
Ref.
                                                                                     19% Euro IV.
 E5     Improved fleet          On-going improvements   Introduction of Pothole      Reductions in        This is an action to
        management              to routing of fleet     Moles and Street Lighting    emissions from       be included in the
                                vehicles for Council    Find and Fix teams in        street lighting      Climate Change
                                operations              2007, has led to reduction   operations can be    Strategy and
                                                        in the number of journeys    apportioned to a     Action Plan
                                                        by highway and street        26% reduction in
                                                        lighting operatives by       fault reports from
                                                        repairing all faults in an   2005/06-2006/07.
                                                        area before they are
                                                        reported.
 E7     Safer Routes to school Implement safer routes   Tithe Barn Primary,          Broadstone Hall
                               to school where          Heaton Mersey –              Primary, Heaton
                               appropriate.             completed.                   Chapel – completed
                                                                                     2006/07.
                                                        St. Mary’s RC Primary,
                                                        Heaton Norris –              All Saints Primary
                                                        Completed.                   School, Heaton
                                                                                     Norris completed
                                                                                     2006/07
                                                        Lisburne SEN, Offerton                            Scheme included
                                                        Nursery, Dial Park                                traffic calming and
                                                        Primary, St. Philips                              a 20mph zone.
                                                        Primary Safer Routes to
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Ref.
  E7    Cycling promotion       Continue to actively     •     Bimonthly meetings    •   Annual
                                promote cycling in the   of Stockport Cycle User         promotion of ‘In
                                Borough.                 Group [general issues].         Town Without
                                                                                         My Car Day’.
                                                         •     Bimonthly meetings        Connect2
                                                         of Stockport Cycle User         promotion in
                                                         Sub-Group [consideration        Marple the same
                                                         of scheme design].              day.

                                                                                     •   Annual
                                                         •     2007 ‘In Town             promotion of
                                                         Without My Car’ day             ‘Change the
                                                         promoted. Event held on         Way You Travel
                                                         the Petersgate.                 Month’. [check
                                                                                         with David B]

                                                         •      Stockport
                                                         successfully secured        •   Annual
                                                         funding as part of the          promotion of
                                                         ‘People’s millions’             Council ‘Bike to
                                                         Connect2 bid, for               Work Day’ and
                                                         construction of a new off       Bike Week.
                                                         road cycle link between
                                                         Marple, Romiley and
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                                                     alternative to the                 meetings of user
                                                     congested A road                   groups, with
                                                     network. The proposals             demonstrable
                                                     include the construction of        outcomes from
                                                     a new bridge across the            sub – group, eg
                                                     River Goyt. The proposals          cycle link design
                                                     were promoted at various           at Travis Brow/
                                                     venues prior to TV vote.           M60 Junction1

                                                     • 2007 ‘Change the Way
                                                      You Travel’ month            •    5 Green A-Z
                                                      promoted. 3 secondary             maps published
                                                      schools took part in the          and distributed.
                                                      2007 Council ‘Bike to
                                                      Work’ day promoted.
                                                                                   •         Continued
                                                     •     21 primary schools          development of
                                                     took part in Bike Week            promotional
                                                     2007.                             materials. Scheme
                                                                                       consultation may
                                                     •     Stockport Green A           now reference
                                                     to Z Sections 4 and 5             positive
                                                     (Bramhall and Woodford,           environmental
                                                     and Gatley, Heald Green           impacts of cycling
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Ref.
                                                     published and distributed.      Town Centre to
                                                                                     Manchester
                                                                                     Airport
                                                     •     Stockport Cycle           consultation
                                                     Network Map produced.           leaflet]
                                                     Updates for 2008 edition      • Bid document
                                                     being collated                  submitted

                                                     •      2007 / 08 ‘On Your     COPECAT Audit
                                                     Bike in Greater               process now
                                                     Manchester’ magazine          embedded with
                                                     published [no edition the     scheme feasibility
                                                     previous year]. Significant   and design process
                                                     editorial input from
                                                     Stockport;

                                                     •      The revision and
                                                     update of Stockport’s
                                                     Cycling Strategy is being
                                                     progressed with the
                                                     Walking Strategy and is
                                                     expected to go to
                                                     consultation in 2008.

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Ref.
                                                         intention to bid for Cycling
                                                         Town funding publicised
                                                         although the bid was
                                                         eventually unsuccessful.
 E8     Implement Travel
        Plans and Smarter       Delivery of 10 green     9 Workplace travel plans       43 Workplace travel
        Choice Initiatives      travel plans a year to   submitted and approved.        plans completed to
                                organisations in                                        date
                                Stockport.

                                Delivery of the          As a result of Pathfinder
                                Pathfinder sustainable   Funding, Stockport
                                travel project to        College have hired a travel
                                Stockport Colleges       advisor to provide travel
                                (2004-2007).             information and advice to
                                                         staff and students. She
                                                         has already produced a
                                                         pocket guide called;
                                                         planning your journey to
                                                         Stockport College. The
                                                         other colleges have used
                                                         the money to fund PTE
                                                         information kiosks,
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Ref.
                                                          to assist students in cross
                                                          boundary travel to college.




                                Development of
                                Stockport Council         Stockport Council’s                                Targets in the new
                                Sustainable Travel Plan   Sustainable Travel Plan                            travel plan are as
                                (2007-2010)               2007-10 approved by the       Several actions      follows:
                                                          Council Executive in          implemented          Car (SOV)= 50%
                                                          December 2007.                including est.       C/sharing = 15%
                                                                                        Bicycle User Group   Public Transport =
                                                                                        for employees,       18%
                                                                                        implementation of    Walking = 12%
                                                                                        the Government’s     Cycle = 5%
                                                                                        salary sacrifice
                                                                                        cycle to work
                                                                                        scheme (due in
                                                                                        April)
 E9     20mph speed limit       Delivery of School Travel 24 school travel plans        99 school travel
 E11    zone and School         plans. All Schools in     implemented 2007-8.           plans implemented
        Travel Plans            Stockport to have a                                     since 2003 which


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AQ      Measure/Target
Ref.
                                travel plan by 2010.                                   accounts for 70% of
                                                                                       all schools in
                                                                                       Stockport.

                                                                                       Three school travel
                                                                                       plan coordinators
                                                                                       employed by
                                                                                       Stockport
                                                                                       Metropolitan
                                                                                       Borough Council


 E17    Sustainable                                    Input of freight section into   A section on freight
        Distribution                                   the development of the          has been written
                                                       Sustainable Transport           into Stockport’s
                                                       SPD.                            Sustainable
                                                                                       Transport SPD. The
                                                                                       following areas
                                                                                       were highlighted in
                                                                                       the SPD –
                                                                                        - Road signage
                                                                                       - Effective
                                                                                       management of
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AQ      Measure/Target
Ref.
                                                                                    night time deliveries
                                                                                    - Driver rest
                                                                                    facilities and lorry
                                                                                    parking provision.
                                                                                    - Consideration of
                                                                                    other modes of
                                                                                    transporting freight.
                                                                                                            Updates have
                                                                                                            been received
                                                                                                            from all Districts.




        Greater Manchester                           GMTU were
        Drivers’ Freight Map                         commissioned in June
                                                     2007 to update the
                                                     Greater Manchester
                                                     Drivers Freight Map.

                                                     The freight map carries a
                                                     range of information of
                                                     interest to drivers of goods
                                                     vehicles.
 E18    Improve low/emission    Low emission fuel    Sustainable Transport


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AQ      Measure/Target
Ref.
        fuel infrastructure and   infrastructure             SPD was adopted in
        availability              considerations             December 2007.
                                  incorporated into Travel
                                  Planning Guidance in
                                  Sustainable Transport
                                  SPD (December 2007)
 E3                               Tree Planting              A programme of tree          See below
                                                             planting was undertaken in
                                                             2007/08 using Priority
                                                             Initiative Funding
 E3                               Tree management            Initial report has been      Tree cover has not
                                  strategy to be developed   prepared for scrutiny        declined in the
                                  for Mar 2009.              committee.                   Borough and is
                                                                                          deemed to be at an
                                                                                          adequate level.
                                                                                          However, the
                                                                                          strategy now
                                                                                          focuses on
                                                                                          appropriate species
                                                                                          and will enable the
                                                                                          selection of species
                                                                                          that will have
                                                                                          positive impacts for
                                                                                          local air quality.
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Ref.
        Scheme                                         in the original multi-modal     Business Case has
                                                       strategy for South-East         been submitted for
                                                       Manchester as crucial to        Programme Entry to
                                                       addressing congestion           Government.
                                                       along the A6 which is           Decision awaited.
                                                       within the AQMA for its
                                                       entire length.

NTA1    Enforcement of Part A   BVPI 217 target 85%.   BV217 outcome 100%.
        and B Industrial
        processes.
NTA4    Energy efficiency                              In July 2007 Stockport
                                                       Council became one of
                                                       five local authorities in the
                                                       North West working with
                                                       the Energy Saving Trust
                                                       (EST) through the Key
                                                       Account Management
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LTP2     measure / target                               measure
AQ
REF
Transport


          Metrolink Eastern   Preliminary work begun.   Manchester               None. This is a major long     Metrolink remains
D7        Extension           Completion date now       Piccadilly to            term project for which the     the single most
                              expected to be by 2013    Droylsden town           outcome will be a              important public
                              when congestion           centre extension to      significant reduction in car   transport measure
                              charging is proposed to   be built as part of      miles.                         to improve air
                              be introduced.            Metrolink Phase 3A,                                     quality (and tackle
                                                        for which funding is                                    climate change
                                                        now agreed.                                             too).
                                                        Droylsden to Ashton
                                                        town centre                                             The expansion of
                                                        extension to be                                         the metrolink
                                                        undertaken as part of                                   system to its full
                                                        Phase 3B, funding                                       extent dependent
                                                        for which is currently                                  upon the success
                                                        being sought through                                    of Greater
                                                        the Greater                                             Manchester’s TIFF
                                                        Manchester TIFF bid.                                    bid.

                                                                                                                Public consultation



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LTP2      measure / target                          measure
AQ
REF
                                                                                                        upon the TIF
                                                                                                        proposals to be
                                                                                                        undertaken
                                                                                                        Summer 2008.


          A671/A627                                                        Bus Lanes introduced and     Scheme
E1        Rochdale/Oldham                           Works complete         bus stops upgraded.          substantially
          Ashton-under-       Short / Medium        apart from Newton                                   complete.
          Lyne /Hyde          (2003-2006)           St/Dukinfield Rd       Total of 61 bus stops and
          Quality Bus                               junction               1.185km of bus lane
          Corridor and                              improvements which     completed to date.
          A627/A560                                 will be completed in
          Hyde/Stockport                            2008/09.               SCOOT system installed
          Quality Bus                                                      in Ashton town centre and
          Corridor.                                                        Hyde town centre SCOOT
                                                                           system extended to
                                                                           Newton St/Dukinfield Rd
                                                                           junction in Hyde.

          A635                Medium                On going               Total of 65 bus stops have   Scheme on-going
E1        Manchester/Ashto                                                 been upgraded to QBC
          n-under-Lyne                              Bus Lane on            standard.
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LTP2      measure / target                          measure
AQ
REF
          Quality Bus                               Audenshaw to be   SCOOT system installed
          Corridor                                  completed in      in Ashton and Stalybridge
                                                    2008/09.          town centres, between
                                                                      Ashton and Stalybridge
                                                                      and between Ashton and
                                                                      the M60.

E1        A57                 Medium                On target         Bus stops have been          Scheme largely
          Manchester/Dento                                            upgraded to QBC              complete.
          n/Hyde Quality                                              standard - 32 bus stops in
          Bus Corridor.                                               total. 1.41km of bus lanes   Some additional
                                                                      have been provided on        works under
                                                                      this QBC.                    investigation.

                                                                      SCOOT system provided
                                                                      between Denton town
                                                                      centre and M60.

                                                                      An additional 11 upgraded
                                                                      QBC bus stops provided
                                                                      on Mottram Road between
                                                                      Hyde town centre and
                                                                      Hattersley funded from
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LTP2      measure / target                          measure
AQ
REF


          Ashton Northern     2008                  Stage 2 progressing,     Stage 1 opened              The bypass will
          Bypass                                    main work to             December 2000. Further      divert traffic away
                                                    commence in 2009         work on land acquisition    from Ashton town
                                                    and be completed in      undertaken.                 centre.
                                                    2013. Main works
                                                    could commence           Public Inquiry held early
                                                    earlier if funding is    2008 and outcome
                                                    available earlier.       expected summer 2008.


E2        Examine the         Ongoing               Agreement has been       Planning permission for     Awaiting
          potential for                             secured to site a        the site has been granted   completion of
          Metrolink ‘Park                           station on Ashton                                    Metrolink
          and Ride’ at                              Moss.
          Ashton Moss.


          A57/A628 Mottram    Medium                Environmental            Main work expected to       Completion date is
          to Tintwistle                             Impact Assessment        commence in 2013/14         subject to statutory
          Bypass and          (Estimated 2011)      has been completed.      with completion in          procedures being
          Glossop Spur                                                       2015/16.                    completed.
          Local Road                                Public Inquiry started



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GM        Action plan          Original timescales   Progress with           Outcome to date             Comments
LTP2      measure / target                           measure
AQ
REF
          Element.                                   summer 2007, but                                    Progress of Public
                                                     progress has been                                   Inquiry has been
                                                     subject to delay.                                   delayed to enable
                                                                                                         further analysis of
                                                                                                         revised information
                                                                                                         by Highways
                                                                                                         Agency. Inquiry not
                                                                                                         expected to
                                                                                                         recommence until
                                                                                                         January 2009.
          SEMMMS                                     Travel plans agreed     Total 138 Bus stops not     Ongoing annual
D7/E1     ‘transport change’   Short / Medium        with schools within     on QBC have been            programmes of bus
          measures (See                              the SEMMS area of       upgraded.                   stop improvements
          8.22)                                      the Borough.                                        and implementation
                                                                             Agreed travel plans with    of measures
                                                                             all primary and secondary   identified within
                                                                             schools within the          School Travel
                                                                             SEMMMS area of the          Plans.
                                                                             Borough.

E7        Improved             Ongoing               Improved pedestrian     3 cycle counters have       Provision for cyclist
          pedestrian                                 facilities an outcome   recently been installed     made as part of the
          /cycling                                   of the QBC.             across the Borough and      QBC programme
          environment.                                                       they are measuring an



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GM      Action plan         Original timescales   Progress with            Outcome to date               Comments
LTP2    measure / target                          measure
AQ
REF
                                                  Advance stop lines at    increase in numbers           New and upgraded
                                                  traffic signals          cycling.                      pedestrian crossing
                                                  introduced                                             facilities have been
                                                  throughout the           A Tameside Cycle Forum        provided as part of
                                                  borough.                 has been introduced and       the QBC
                                                                           meets regularly.              programme.
                                                  Tameside has
                                                  partnered Sustrans       Total of 90 cycle parking
                                                  to open section of       stands provided in town
                                                  cycle route NCN66        centres, leisure facilities
                                                  between Ashton town      etc. Secure cycle storage
                                                  centre and Park          facilities provided at 50%
                                                  Bridge using route of    of primary and 75% of
                                                  Ashton to Oldham         secondary schools.
                                                  rail line. Tameside is
                                                  working with British     New and updated cycle
                                                  Waterways,               maps produced in
                                                  Derbyshire               partnership with other
                                                  CC/Stockport/Cheshi      Greater Manchester
                                                  re CC to promote         districts.
                                                  and develop NCN66
                                                  Peak Forest Canal        The number of accessible
                                                  cycle route.             pedestrian crossings in
                                                                           Tameside has been



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GM      Action plan         Original timescales   Progress with          Outcome to date               Comments
LTP2    measure / target                          measure
AQ
REF
                                                                         increasing and is now
                                                                         87%.

                                                                         The percentage of Public
                                                                         Rights of Way in
                                                                         Tameside that are easy to
                                                                         use has increased to 95%
                                                                         in 2007/08.

                                                                         96 20 mph zone Traffic
                                                                         regulation Orders have
                                                                         been introduced.

E11     Home Zones          Completed             Completed              Ashton West End and           No further Home
                                                                         Haughton Green Home           Zone proposals at
                                                                         Zones have been               present.
                                                                         completed.


A8/D5   Promote the use     Ongoing               Promotion via a        Promotion of In Town          Refer to GMPTE
        of clean,                                 range of methods       Without My Car Day –
        attractive, safe                          including support of   issue of free bus and train
        and affordable                            local and national     tickets
        public transport                          campaigns,



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GM        Action plan         Original timescales   Progress with            Outcome to date             Comments
LTP2      measure / target                          measure
AQ
REF
                                                    development of travel
                                                    plans etc


Travel Plans


E8        Develop local       Short                 The measures             Local Authority Travel      Car sharing
          authority travel                          identified within the    Plan has been completed     initiative, cycle
          plan.                                     action plan have         and adopted.                purchase and use
                                                    been implemented.                                    initiative, and
                                                    Development of           An action plan has been     subsidised travel
                                                    updated travel plan is   devised to implement the    ticket scheme in
                                                    currently underway.      travel plan.                place


E8        Facilitate          Ongoing               A consultant has         It is a condition on
          company travel                            been employed to act     planning applications for
          plans.                                    as Travel                large developments to
                                                    Coordinator.             have a plan in place.

                                                    The Travel co-
                                                    ordinator has
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GM        Action plan         Original timescales   Progress with          Outcome to date               Comments
LTP2      measure / target                          measure
AQ
REF
                                                    programme of
                                                    developing travel
                                                    plans with companies
                                                    in the borough.


E8        Facilitate school   Ongoing               Template for schools   All 107 primary and           Project on-going
          travel plans.                             to develop plans       secondary schools now
                                                    available on the       have travel plans in place.
                                                    Tameside web site.

                                                    Work underway with     61% of primary school         The school travel
                                                    schools to introduce   children and 42% of           plans that were
                                                    measures identified    secondary school children     undertaken before
                                                    within travel plans.   walk/cycle to school. 39%     2006 are now the
                                                                           of secondary school           subject of a review.
                                                    Borough wide           children use public
                                                    initiatives run each   transport to/from school.
                                                    year including,        The use of the car to/from
                                                    Dinosaur trail         both primary and
                                                    competition, Walk      secondary schools is now
                                                    Once a Week            beginning to decline.
                                                    (WOW), Cycle Once
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GM        Action plan            Original timescales   Progress with           Outcome to date                 Comments
LTP2      measure / target                             measure
AQ
REF
                                                       Speed Pledge.


Council Fleet Vehicles


E5        Investigate            Medium                New fuel additive       100% of fleet now               New hybrid
          feasibility of LPG /                         trials to take place    replaced with euro 3 or         vehicles now
          alternative fuels                            Aug 2008 for 6          better.                         operational for
          for Council fleet                            months                                                  patroller service
                                                                                                               monitoring taking
                                                       All new Council          HGV fleet fitted with CRT      place of
                                                       vehicles will be euro   emission filters.               performance
                                                       4 and above.

                                                                               Projected savings on fuel       New sweeper fleet
                                                                               costs = £20K and                expected Late
                                                                               emissions = 30MT CO2            2008 with euro 4
                                                                                                               engines


                                                                               Trails of electric refuse bin
                                                                               lift planned for June/July
                                                                                                               Trail completed and
                                                                               07
                                                                                                               proved product to


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GM        Action plan         Original timescales   Progress with             Outcome to date             Comments
LTP2      measure / target                          measure
AQ
REF
                                                                                                          be unreliable at this
                                                                                                          time manufacturers
                                                                                                          to carry out more
                                                                                                          work on operational
                                                                                                          issues

E5        Ensure that the     On going              A new contract has        All new council vehicles    Ongoing product
          Councils vehicle                          been negotiated for       will be euro 4 and above    training.
          fleet is properly                         the supply of Council
          maintained and                            Fleet vehicles
          operating
          efficiently.                              VOSA vehicle              New Council fleet now       New Vehicle Depot
                                                    inspection training       fully implemented and       now completed and
                                                    given to staff in 2005.   operational                 operational.
                                                    Positive effects on
                                                    pass rates realised.      Audits carried out with     New investment of
                                                    Pass rate for 2005        improving performance in    8k into advanced
                                                    was 75%                   operator licence            vehicle diagnostic
                                                                              compliance being realised   equipment.

                                                    FTA audits                                            New National risk
                                                                                                          scoring system for
                                                                                                          MOT and operators
                                                                                                          licence puts us in



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GM      Action plan         Original timescales   Progress with          Outcome to date            Comments
LTP2    measure / target                          measure
AQ
REF
                                                                                                    the green




Industrial Emissions


NTA1    Work with           Completed             TBEA assisted 61                                  TBEA aims to
        Tameside                                  businesses with        Project completed, funding improve
        Business                                  environmental issues   ended.                     environmental
        Environment                               in 2005/6.                                        performance of
        Association to                                                                              SME’s, to protect
        promote                                                                                     the environment
        environmental                                                                               and promote the
        good practice in                                                                            local economy
        businesses




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LTP2    measure / target                          measure
AQ
REF




NTA2    Industrial Air      Ongoing               From 2006/2007         Inspection targets met in   There were 65
        Pollution Control                         inspections became     2006/07 and 2007/08         permitted
                                                  risk based depending                               processes within
                                                  upon the operator      71 inspections during       the Borough on
                                                                         2006/07                     31/03/08.

                                                                         66 visits during 2007/08




Emissions from Households


NTA3    Continue to         2010                  17.17% overall         The HECA Report from        We are still making


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GM      Action plan         Original timescales   Progress with          Outcome to date               Comments
LTP2    measure / target                          measure
AQ
REF
        implement,                                improvement            2005/06 indicated a 5.53%     steady progress
        develop and                               reported from 1996     improvement in energy         year on year
        monitor                                   to the end of March    efficiency from 01/04/05 to   towards the 30%
        Tameside’s Home                           2006                   31/03/06                      reduction target.
        Energy
        Conservation Act                                                 Figures for 01/04/06 to
        (HECA) Strategy.                                                 31/03/07 were not
                                                                         reported as Tameside is
                                                                         an excellent authority,
                                                                         estimated to be around
                                                                         the 2% mark.


NTA4    Enforce smoke       Ongoing               In 2007/08 the         Joint Greater Manchester      The whole of
        control                                   Environmental          promotional material has      Tameside is
        provisions.                               Protection section     been produced to increase     designated as a
                                                  dealt with 173         public awareness around       smoke control area.
                                                  complaints regarding
                                                  smoke nuisance


Planning and Air Quality




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GM      Action plan          Original timescales   Progress with            Outcome to date             Comments
LTP2    measure / target                           measure
AQ
REF
NTA5    Air Quality impact   Ongoing               4 developments           All planning applications
        assessment                                 required air quality     that require a Transport
        required for large                         impact assessments       Assessment also require
        housing and other                          during the period 1st    an air quality impact
        sensitive                                  April 2007 to the 31st   assessment.
        development                                March 2008.
        located within the
        AQMA


NTA6    The promotion of  Ongoing                  Sustainable Design       The submission of
        sustainable                                and Construction         Sustainability Statements
        development                                Guide adopted in         are now required with
        consistent with                            October 2005.            planning applications for
        planning guidance                                                   major development.
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2.12. TRAFFORD COUNCIL

GM        Action plan     Original              Progress with measure                   Outcome to date                          Comments
LTP2      measure /       timescales
AQ        target
REF
          Use of          Continue to reduce    •   The average CO2 emissions for       •   Continuing policy that links CO2     100% of the
E5        cleaner and     air quality               lease cars have continued to fall       emissions of Council employee        fleet are
          alternative     emissions                 and the average at December             lease cars directly to the amount    currently
E13       fuels by        associated with the       2006 was 142.03 CO2g/km –               of subsidy contribution offered by   running on
          council fleet   Council’s fleet -         down from 155.74 CO2 g/km in            the Council. The lower the CO2       biodiesel or
                          Ongoing.                  2003/4.                                 emission is the higher the           LPG. The
                                                                                            subsidy offered.                     fleet is being
                                                •   3% increase in HGV’s on Bio                                                  phased to
                                                    Diesel & CRT’s.                     •   Intranet resource to encourage       100% diesel
                                                                                            “green” motoring has been set        (running on
                                                •   The primary fuel for fleet              up including a link to the Greater   biodiesel).
                                                    vehicles is now diesel Euro 4.          Manchester car sharing
                                                                                            database.                            The use of
                                                                                                                                 LPG is being
                                                                                        •   Diesel fleet vehicles have been      phased out
                                                                                            running on Bio Diesel since          as advances
                                                                                            January 2006.                        in diesel
                                                                                                                                 technology
                                                                                        •   52% HGV’s on Bio Diesel &            have eroded
                                                                                            CRT’s.                               many of the
                                                                                                                                 advantages
                                                                                        •   48% of smaller vehicles on LPG.      of LPG. The



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GM      Action plan      Original       Progress with measure   Outcome to date                           Comments
LTP2    measure /        timescales
AQ      target
REF
                                                                    The LPG vehicles will be              Government
                                                                    replaced by the end of 2009.          subsidy that
                                                                                                          applied to the
                                                                •   Transport energy fleet                Duty on LPG
                                                                    assessment undertaken in 2005.        is also being
                                                                                                          reduced as
                                                                •   Heavy and medium vehicles             the
                                                                    fitted with particulate traps where   environmenta
                                                                    practicable.                          l benefits
                                                                                                          offered by
                                                                                                          LPG no
                                                                                                          longer justify
                                                                                                          the reduced
                                                                                                          Duty.




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GM        Action plan    Original            Progress with measure                     Outcome to date                       Comments
LTP2      measure /      timescales
AQ        target
REF


                         Our target is for   There are 110 schools in Trafford.
                         all schools in      62 Travel Plans have been
                         Trafford to have    completed.
E9        Sustainable    an approved                                                   A further 48 schools must have a
          School         Travel Plan by      We continue to encourage schools          School Travel Plan in place by
          Travel         April 2010.         to introduce walking initiatives, and     2010.
                                             11 schools currently operate a
                                             walking bus.

                                             Sustainable Modes of Travel               Trafford Council Sustainable Modes
                                             Strategy was published in August          of Travel Strategy was published in
                                             2007. The strategy promotes               August 2007 and will be updated in
                                             sustainable travel and includes           August 2008
                                             walking, cycling and public transport
                                             initiatives. It recognises the benefits
                                                                                       Walking Bus Implementation pack
                                             of such schemes, which include
                                                                                       available to all schools.
                                             less pollution, healthier children and
                                             increased awareness of road safety        Continuing to work in partnership
                                             issues                                    with our Children and Young People
                                                                                       Service to promote School Travel
                                                                                       Plans and healthy schools
                                                                                       programme.


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GM        Action plan      Original       Progress with measure                 Outcome to date                        Comments
LTP2      measure /        timescales
AQ        target
REF
                           Ongoing        Trafford Park Area Travel Plan                                               Alternative
E3        Encourage                       Group established to lead on          Advice on alternative fuels given to   fuels to be
          local                           sustainable travel issues in the      local businesses as part of the        promoted
          employers                       Park.                                 overall air quality management         through
          and                                                                   awareness raising exercise.            planning
          industrial                      Awareness raised on use of                                                   application
          park                            alternative fuels and impact on air                                          process and
          organisation                    quality.                                                                     other
          s to use                                                                                                     available
          alternative                                                                                                  levers, eg
          fuels for                                                                                                    s106
          vehicle fleet,
                           Ongoing        Guidance developed for different                                             Monitoring of
NT        Seek                            categories of development to          All planning applications which        travel plans
          funding from                    ensure travel plans are included.     contain significant air quality        to be
          development                                                           implications are assessed.             developed by
          s through                                                                                                    April 2009.
          section 106                                                           Development engineer instigates
          agreements                                                            requirements and guidance for          Action Plan
          on major                                                              specific categories of use.            for funding
          planning                                                                                                     allocation
          development                                                                                                  being
          s                                                                                                            developed.




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GM      Action plan      Original       Progress with measure              Outcome to date                    Comments
LTP2    measure /        timescales
AQ      target
REF
                         Ongoing        Trafford Council Home Working      Trafford Council Home Working      Staff travel
E13     Work from                       Policy and Guidance is in place.   Policy and Guidance is in place.   plan to be
E7      home                                                                                                  developed in
E8      schemes for                                                                                           2008/09.
        employees                                                                                             This will
                                                                                                              include
                                                                                                              incentives for
                                                                                                              flexible
                                                                                                              working.

                                                                                                              Monitoring of
                                                                                                              Home
                                                                                                              Working
                                                                                                              Policy and
                                                                                                              Guidance to
                                                                                                              be
                                                                                                              developed.




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GM      Action plan      Original       Progress with measure                 Outcome to date                         Comments
LTP2    measure /        timescales
AQ      target
REF
                         2004           Cycle parking available at all        Cycle parking facilities reviewed for   Staff travel
E13     Cycle                           council buildings.                    monitoring in staff travel plan.        plan to be
E7      parking                                                                                                       developed in
E8      facilities                                                                                                    2008/09.
        improved for                                                                                                  This will
        staff                                                                                                         include an
                                                                                                                      overview of
                                                                                                                      cycle parking
                                                                                                                      facilities.

                         2004 Ongoing   Finance and HR staff are                                                      Staff travel
E13     Subsidised                      developing an approach to                                                     plan to be
E7      Public                          subsidised public transport as part                                           developed in
E8      Transport                       of staff travel plan development.                                             2008/09. To
        for Council                                                                                                   include public
        Employees                                                                                                     transport
                                                                                                                      ticket
                                                                                                                      incentives




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GM      Action plan      Original       Progress with measure                Outcome to date                      Comments
LTP2    measure /        timescales
AQ      target
REF
                         Ongoing        The council offers staff an                                               Car sharing
E13     Develop a                       interactive car sharing scheme       There are currently 40 staff         will be
E7      car sharing                     through a private Trafford Council   registered on the private Trafford   promoted
E8      scheme for                      staff group on Car Share GM –        Council staff group on Car Share     through the
        employees                       www.carsharegm.com                   GM                                   Staff travel
                                                                                                                  plan, to be
                                                                                                                  developed in
                                                                                                                  2008/09
                         Ongoing        Guidance developed for different                                          Monitoring of
E13     Encourage                       categories of development to         All planning applications which      travel plans
E7      main                            ensure travel plans are included.    contain significant air quality      to be
E8      businesses                                                           implications are assessed.           developed by
        within the                                                                                                April 2009.
        Borough to                                                           Development engineer instigates
        develop                                                              requirements and guidance for        Funding for
        green travel                                                         specific categories of use.          employing a
        plans                                                                                                     workplace
                                                                                                                  travel
                                                                                                                  coordinator to
                                                                                                                  unite all
                                                                                                                  aspects of
                                                                                                                  workplace
                                                                                                                  travel agenda
                                                                                                                  to be



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LTP2      measure /        timescales
AQ        target
REF
                                                                                                                       developed in
                                                                                                                       2008.




A7        Developmen       Ongoing        Ongoing measure                       Full list of planning applications     Future air
          t plans-                                                              reviewed for air quality included in   quality
E14       Production                      All planning applications likely to   Trafford MBC’s Progress report.        modelling will
          of a guide                      have an impact upon air quality are                                          include the
          for                             assessed in accordance with                                                  impact of new
          assessing                       Trafford’s Planning and Air Quality                                          planning
          planning                        Guidance                                                                     development
          applications                                                                                                 s.
          with regard                     Air Quality mitigation measures are
          to air quality                  recommended and secured through
                                          planning gain and section 106
                                          measures




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GM        Action plan       Original      Progress with measure                Outcome to date                       Comments
LTP2      measure /         timescales
AQ        target
REF
E4        Liaise with       Ongoing       Ongoing exercise.                    Continue to iaise with Licensing
          Licensing to                                                         team regarding various emissions
A3        impose                          Report being prepared for            reduction systems. Options to be
          conditions                      September 2008 to advise             incorporated into report.
          requiring                       members on air quality aspects of
          taxis to fulfil                 taxi licensing.
          specific
          emission
          standards
E3        Public                          Updates on local air quality         Air quality information provided to   To link
          awareness         Ongoing       management, air quality monitoring   members of the public via various     pubicity with
NT        exercises                       and the local transport plan         means                                 local
                                          initiatives provided to the public                                         transport plan
                                                                                                                     awareness
                                                                                                                     raising




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GM        Action plan     Original           Progress with measure                   Outcome to date                          Comments
LTP2      measure /       timescales
AQ        target
REF
A1        Checking        Ongoing            Vehicle emission testing and            No Formal and Informal testing
          vehicle                            publicity to be undertaken as part of   undertaken to date this year.
          emissions in                       the Cleaner Vehicles Campaign           Testing proposed for remainder of
          areas within                                                               2008.
          the Borough




NT        Publicity       Ongoing exercise Progress made in all aspects of this      Trafford TV. Films made to advise
          exercises on    to ensure          work and further work planned           members of the public on various air
A4        existing        members of the                                             quality issues
          policies in     public are kept up
E3        place that      to date with                                               Anti-Bonfire Campaign-Summer
          impact on air   relevant policies                                          2006
          quality         and initiatives
                                                                                     Dirty Diesel Campaign-ongoing

                                                                                     Cleaner Vehicles Campaign-
                                                                                     ongoing

                                                                                     Inspections targets for the regulation
                                                                                     of industrial processes met




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2.13. WIGAN COUNCIL
GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                       Original timescale       Progress with            Outcome to date            Comment
LTP2                                               for Completion           measure
AQ                                                 (position at 2004        (2007/2008)
Ref.                                               unless otherwise
                                                   stated)
       Wigan Integrated          To reduce         (a) start 2004/5         (a) Removed from         (a) Removed from           Greater
       Transport Scheme          traffic and           Completion           regional priorities      regional priorities        Mancheste
       (WITS), incorporating:-   encourage             2006/7               contingency list.        contingency list.          r TIF bid -
                                 modal shift       (b) work start 2004      Funding being sought     Funding being sought       expecting
       (a)Wigan Inner Relief     over a wide       (c) no dates specified   via Greater              via Greater                an
          Road                   catchment                                  Manchester               Manchester Transport       announce
       (b)Westwood Park Link     area by                                    Transport Innovation     Innovation Fund (GM        ment May
          Road                   providing inter                            Fund (GM TIF) in         TIF) in conjunction with   2008
       (c)Modal Hub (rail/bus    modal hub,                                 conjunction with road    road charging in wider
          interchange)           relief road and                            charging in wider GM     GM area.
                                 park and ride                              area.                    (b) Work started 2005.
                                                                            (b) Work Completed       Completion 2006/7
                                                                            March 2007.              (c) Part of GM TIF bid.
                                                                            (c) Part of GM TIF bid




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                    Original timescale   Progress with            Outcome to date          Comment
LTP2                                            for Completion       measure
AQ                                              (position at 2004    (2007/2008)
Ref.                                            unless otherwise
                                                stated)
       A5225 Wigan and         To reduce        Start 2005/6         Amended planning         Planning application     AQ
       Hindley Bypass and      traffic flow     Completion 2010/11   application submitted    pending for link road    benefits of
       Town Centre Link Road   through town                          for section of part of   section – Planning       this
                               centres of                            initial scheme linking   Permission received.     isolated
                               Wigan, Ince                           Westwood Park to         Funding reliant on       section
                               and Hindley                           A49 Warrington Road      NWDA/ERDF/Develop        scheme
                                                                     and reliving the         er funding. Possible     are very
                                                                     B5238 Poolstock          Construction 2009 –      limited.
                                                                     Lane. Planning           2011.                    Modelling
                                                                     Approval obtained        Future of remainder of   indicates
                                                                     July 2007.               A5225 scheme             small
                                                                                              uncertain.               benefit in
                                                                                                                       terms of
                                                                                                                       the
                                                                                                                       number of
                                                                                                                       persons
                                                                                                                       exposed
                                                                                                                       along
                                                                                                                       reallocated
                                                                                                                       route.
                                                                                                                       Wider
                                                                                                                       deteriorati
                                                                                                                       on due to
                                                                                                                       reallocatio
                                                                                                                       n of traffic
                                                                                                                       and
                                                                                                                       additional
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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                        Original timescale   Progress with           Outcome to date          Comment
LTP2                                                for Completion       measure
AQ                                                  (position at 2004    (2007/2008)
Ref.                                                unless otherwise
                                                    stated)
E1      Leigh Guided Busway      To encourage       Start 2006           Scheme close to         Scheme close to being    Earliest
                                 less car use by    Completion 2009      being fully accepted    fully accepted and       expected
                                 providing an                            and funding             funding allocated.       start on
                                 attractive                              allocated. Budget       Budget shortfall hoped   site
                                 alternative                             shortfall hoped to be   to be secured through    estimated
                                                                         secured through GM      GM TIF bid (Leigh –      2010.
                                                                         TIF bid – July 2007 -   Salford – Manchester
                                                                         (Leigh – Salford –      Quality Bus Corridor.
                                                                         Manchester Quality
                                                                         Bus Corridor.
E1      Quality Bus Corridors    To encourage       (a) Start – 2004/5   (a) Started – 2005/6    (a) Start – 2005/6       -
D4      (QBC’s) including -      less car use by    Completion 2006/7    (b) Completed 2005      Completion 2008/9
        (a)Wigan-                providing an       (b) Start 2001       (c) Started 2005/6      (b) Start 2001
            Leigh/Atherton       attractive         Completion 2004      (d) Completed 2005      Completed 2005
        (b)Wigan- Standish-      alternative        (c) Start 2004/5     (e) Final part of       (c) Start 2005/6
            Chorley              and improving      Completion 2006/7    scheme started          Completion 2008/9
        (c)Wigan -               pedestrian and     (d) Start 2001       2007/08                 (d) Start 2001,
            Skelmersdale         cycling            Completion 2004/5                            Completed 2005
        (d)Wigan-Ashton-St       facilities along   (e) Start 2001                               (e) Start 2001
            Helens               the corridors      Completed 2003                               Substantially
        (e)Leigh-Atherton-                                                                       completed 2003; final
            Bolton                                                                               scheme completion
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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                         Original timescale   Progress with           Outcome to date      Comment
LTP2                                                 for Completion       measure
AQ                                                   (position at 2004    (2007/2008)
Ref.                                                 unless otherwise
                                                     stated)
E15    Integrated Transport        To encourage      Ongoing              Completed schemes:      Various programmes   -
       Capital Programme to        modal shift                            Various Safer Routes    of work on-going:
       encourage the use of        from cars to                           to School schemes,
       public transport, cycling   public                                 Whelley Loop (multi-
       and walking; including:-    transport,                             user route), Standish
       (a)Local safety schemes     cycling and                            Town Centre
       (b)Safer Routes to          walking by                             Environmental
           School                  improving                              Improvements,
       (c)Pedestrian and Cycle     access and                             Scholes / Scholefield
           schemes                 using traffic                          Lane junction,
                                   management                             various Local Safety
                                   measures to                            schemes, various
                                   restrain car                           footpath
                                   traffic in town                        improvements linking
                                   centres                                town centres and
                                                                          schools,
                                                                          Various footpath and
                                                                          footway
                                                                          improvements linking
                                                                          to PCTs,




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                          Original timescale   Progress with   Outcome to date           Comment
LTP2                                                  for Completion       measure
AQ                                                    (position at 2004    (2007/2008)
Ref.                                                  unless otherwise
                                                      stated)
E15    Transport Infrastructure   To encourage        Ongoing – Funding    Ongoing         Ongoing – funding         -
       Fund programme (TIF)       modal shift         until 2010/11                        guaranteed until
       to promote alternative     from cars to                                             2010/11.
       means of transport;        public
       improve accessibility to   transport, by                                            Examples include
       public transport and       improving                                                Yellow School Buses,
       improving bus/rail         public                                                   Wigan/ Skelmersdale
       services.                  transport                                                QBC, Hindley Rail
                                  linkages and                                             Station Car Park (incl.
                                  services                                                 cycle provision).
                                  (improvement
                                  to rail stations,
                                  QBC’s)




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                       Original timescale       Progress with          Outcome to date           Comment
LTP2                                               for Completion           measure
AQ                                                 (position at 2004        (2007/2008)
Ref.                                               unless otherwise
                                                   stated)
E2      Park and Ride            To encourage      Study 2002/3 – not       Improvements to car    Improvements to car       -
                                 modal shift, by   feasible in short term   parking at Hindley     parking at Hindley
                                 providing an      – to be reviewed in      Train Station          Train Station including
                                 alternative to    future (2005?).          including cycle        cycle parking provision
                                 the car                                    parking provision      completed 2006/7.
                                                                            completed 2006/7.      Park and Ride from
                                                                            Park and Ride from     local train stations
                                                                            local train stations   (Wigan Hub, Hindley,
                                                                            (Wigan Hub, Hindley,   Atherton, and Appley
                                                                            Atherton, and Appley   Bridge) to Manchester,
                                                                            Bridge) to             included as part of GM
                                                                            Manchester, included   TIF proposal.
                                                                            as part of GM TIF
                                                                            proposal.              No wider review
                                                                                                   pending although
                                                                                                   possible consideration
                                                                                                   as part of Local
                                                                                                   Transport Strategy
                                                                                                   development and A49
                                                                                                   Link.




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                      Original timescale       Progress with            Outcome to date        Comment
LTP2                                              for Completion           measure
AQ                                                (position at 2004        (2007/2008)
Ref.                                              unless otherwise
                                                  stated)
B3      Work place charges       To encourage     (a) Review of policy      (a) Prioritisation of     (a) Allocation for   -
        (Parking), including:-   modal shift.          ongoing –            parking spaces and        essential users. Fee
        (a)Ashton, Leigh and                           Charging scheme      flat fee at Bryan         of £10 per month.
            Wigan PCT                                  introduced at        House                      (b) and (c) Ongoing
        (b)NHS trust                                   Brian House 2003     implemented.              (as listed at 2004)
        (c)Wigan and Leigh                        (b) Charging              (b) and (c) Ongoing       (d) to be reviewed
            College                                    schemes ongoing      (as listed at 2004)       2007/2008 (report
        (d) Wigan Council                              at principal         (d) Paper to              due September 2008
                                                       hospital sites       Budget Review             covering Council
                                                       (1997)               Group January             controlled parking
                                                  (c) Sustainable           2007 for charging         across the Borough)
                                                      Travel Plan issued    scheme in Wigan
                                                      June 2003 – Car       and Leigh town
                                                      Park Registration     centre car parks.
                                                      Fee implemented       Scheme deferred.
                                                      September 2003 –      To be reviewed
                                                      Car Clamping          2007/2008
                                                      Scheme
                                                      implemented
                                                      October 2003
                                                  (d) -




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                         Original timescale        Progress with         Outcome to date         Comment
LTP2                                                 for Completion            measure
AQ                                                   (position at 2004         (2007/2008)
Ref.                                                 unless otherwise
                                                     stated)
       Traffic Management ,        To reduce         (a) short list bid          (a) Bid             (a) Bid unsuccessful    -
       Leigh, Ashton ,             emissions in          submitted –                 unsuccessful        2004
       Atherton, Hindley,          the town              decision expected           2004            (b) Scheme started on
       including:-                 centres by            February 2004           (b) Pedestrian          site April 2008 –
       (a)Leigh – Sustainable      restraining car   (b) Study                       safety and          completion
           Travel Town             use and               commenced 2003              accessibility       expected by July
       (b)Ashton – Traffic         reduce            (c) Feasibility/initial         scheme              2008
           Transportation Study    congestion            consultation                developed       (c) Revised Scheme
       (c)Hindley - Traffic                              completed 2003-             2007/8              constructed 2007/8.
           Transportation Study                          anticipated start       (c) Revised             Gyratory system
           – gyratory system                             2004 completion             scheme to           not included (see
       (d)Atherton – Leigh                               anticipated 2006            consultation        ‘Major junction and
       Bolton Corridor – traffic                     (d) Started 2001                2006/7              link road design’
       diversion from main                               completion 2006         (d) Completion          below
       shopping street 10:00 -                                                       2006            (d) Started 2001,
       16:00 Monday -                                                                                    completed 2006
       Saturday




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                    Original timescale     Progress with          Outcome to date          Comment
LTP2                                            for Completion         measure
AQ                                              (position at 2004      (2007/2008)
Ref.                                            unless otherwise
                                                stated)
E11    Traffic Calming         To reduce        1997 onwards           Completing three       2 schemes to be          -
       programme               emissions by     1-2 schemes per year   schemes a year on      implemented per year
                               speed                                   average since 2004/5   following prioritisation
                               regulation                              – more detailed work   assessment - 26
                                                                       needed therefore       schemes completed (at
                                                                       programme reduced      2007/8)
                                                                       to 2 schemes per
                                                                       year.




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                      Original timescale        Progress with         Outcome to date          Comment
LTP2                                              for Completion            measure
AQ                                                (position at 2004         (2007/2008)
Ref.                                              unless otherwise
                                                  stated)
E7      Pedestrianisation        To alleviate     (a) Completed 2002/3      (d) Pedestrian safety (a) Completed 2002/3     -
        schemes,                 congestion       (b) Completed 2002/3          and accessibility (b) Completed 2002/3
        Wigan, Leigh, Ashton –   completely in    (c) Start anticipated         scheme            (c) Scheme
        including:-              town centres         2004 – subject to         developed 2007/8.     abandoned (due to
        (a)Market Street Wigan                        funding                                         local objections).
        (b)King Street Wigan                      (d) Feasibility study -   (f) Local Safety      (d) Scheme started on
        (c)Bradshawgate Leigh                         2003                  scheme investigated       site April 2008 –
            (extend)                              (d) Completed 2002/3      to close Wallgate to      completion
        (d)Ashton town centre                     (e) Feasibility 2007/8    through traffic,          expected by July
        (e)Market Street,                                                   allowing bus,             2008.
            Atherton                                                        pedestrian and        (e) Completed 2002/3
        (f) Wallgate                                                        cycling access only.  (f) Scheme currently
                                                                                                      on hold – may be
                                                                                                      linked with wider
                                                                                                      scheme linking
                                                                                                      Library Street to
                                                                                                      new Joint Service
                                                                                                      Centre.




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                       Original timescale     Progress with          Outcome to date        Comment
LTP2                                               for Completion         measure
AQ                                                 (position at 2004      (2007/2008)
Ref.                                               unless otherwise
                                                   stated)
E11    Home Zones -              To reduce         (a) Start 2004         (a) Completed 2005     (a) Start 2004          No further
       including:-               traffic and       Completion 2004        (b) Being considered       Completed 2005.       Homez
       (a) Browning Street       traffic speeds                               as a method of     (b) Being considered      ones
           Leigh                 in residential                               implementing           as a method of        being
            (pilot scheme)       areas                                        future schemes         implementing future   underta
       (b) Developer led                                                                             schemes               ken
           schemes                                                                                                         (2008)
       Low Emission Zones,       To lower          Bid as part of Leigh   -                      Bid as part of Leigh      -
       Wigan, Ashton, Leigh –    emissions         Sustainable Towns                             Sustainable Towns
                                 within a                                                        Programme failed
       Feasibility study to be   restricted area                                                 (2005).
       considered as part of     leading to                                                      No other plan to
       Wigan Hub proposal        improved air                                                    progress LEZ.
       and as part of Leigh      quality in
       Sustainable Towns         longer term by
       programme                 encouraging
                                 the use of
                                 cleaner
                                 vehicles




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                     Original timescale       Progress with           Outcome to date        Comment
LTP2                                             for Completion           measure
AQ                                               (position at 2004        (2007/2008)
Ref.                                             unless otherwise
                                                 stated)
       Ashton in Makerfield    To reduce         Feasibility study 2003   Potential developer     Potential developer
       Northern By Pass        emissions in      no commitment to         construction of first   funded part scheme
                               the town          progress at October      phase (July 2006).      only as possibility
                               centre, by        2003                                             (June 2007).
                               large scale re-                                                    Discussions with
                               routing of                                                         developer continuing
                               traffic                                                            (May 2008).




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                      Original timescale   Progress with        Outcome to date           Comment
LTP2                                              for Completion       measure
AQ                                                (position at 2004    (2007/2008)
Ref.                                              unless otherwise
                                                  stated)
B2      M6 Corridor measures:    To reduce        Consultation with    Local Consultation   Consultation with         See item
        Motorway speed           exposure of      Highways Agency      over possible AQ     Highways Agency           ‘Ramp
        strategy                 the public to    progressing at       measures - 2005/6–   progressing at Greater    Metering/
        Reduction in traffic     road traffic     Greater Manchester   no measures          Manchester Level.         Signalled
        volume and local road    related          Level (2004)         forthcoming from     Local consultation over   Junction’
        capacity                 pollution from                        consultation.        possible AQ measures      below
        Junction and link road   M6 motorway                                                - 2005/6 – no
                                                                                            measures forthcoming
                                                                                            from initial
                                                                                            consultation.
                                                                                            Communication with
                                                                                            HA enhanced in 2007.
                                                                                            HA representative to
                                                                                            participate in GM
                                                                                            meetings on a regular
                                                                                            basis (quarterly).
                                                                                            Highways Agency
                                                                                            Diffusion Tube Survey
                                                                                            Participation ongoing,
                                                                                            Results for 2007/8
                                                                                            indicate exceedances
                                                                                            of NO2 objective at
                                                                                            relevant exposure
                                                                                            locations.



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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                       Original timescale        Progress with           Outcome to date          Comment
LTP2                                               for Completion            measure
AQ                                                 (position at 2004         (2007/2008)
Ref.                                               unless otherwise
                                                   stated)
       Major junction and link   To reduce         (a) Feasibility/initial   (a) Gyratory scheme     (a) Revised scheme       -
       road design including:-   emissions by          consultation              abandoned.          not accepted due to
       (a) Hindley Gyratory      focussing on          completed 2003 –          Scheme to           local objection. Some
           system                the design of         anticipated start         improve             improvements from
                                 specific              2004,                     pedestrian and      remaining scheme in
                                 junctions             completion                cycle access to     the form of pedestrian
                                 where adverse         anticipated 2006.         Hindley centre      crossing and cycle
                                 impact has            Revised scheme            constructed in      routes. Works
                                 been identified       out to consultation       2007. Includes      completed 2007/08.
                                                       2006/7                    links to off road
                                                                                 cycle paths at
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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                     Original timescale     Progress with           Outcome to date            Comment
LTP2                                             for Completion         measure
AQ                                               (position at 2004      (2007/2008)
Ref.                                             unless otherwise
                                                 stated)
B1      Local Transport Plan     To reduce       Air Quality Action     GM Air Quality          GM Air Quality Action      -
                                 emissions from Plan not incorporated   Action Plan             Plan incorporated into
                                 local transport into LTP process       incorporated into LTP   LTP
                                 sources         (separate AQAP –       2005/6 – Progress       2005/6 (Greater
                                                 2004)                  Group meetings          Manchester LTP2 Air
                                                                        initiated July 2006.    Quality Strategy and
                                                                                                Action Plan (2006).
                                                                        Local Transport
                                                                        Strategy being          Local Transport
                                                                        Developed (May          Strategy being
                                                                        2007). Utilising        Developed (May 2007)
                                                                        ‘Saturn’ transport      Transport Strategy still
                                                                        modelling through       being developed (May
                                                                        GMTU.                   2008).
        Route Hierarchy          To reduce        Feasibility study     Primary Route           Incorporation of AQ        Balance
                                 emissions in     2003/4                Network and Lorry       information at part of     between
                                 problem areas                          Route Network, being    route and general          AQ and
                                 by routing                             reviewed continually    highway                    other
                                 traffic                                by GMTU (Primary        considerations.            issues e.g.
                                                                        route marked by                                    access.
                                                                        green backed signs).




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                       Original timescale   Progress with            Outcome to date          Comment
LTP2                                               for Completion       measure
AQ                                                 (position at 2004    (2007/2008)
Ref.                                               unless otherwise
                                                   stated)
E7      Wigan Cycling Strategy   To encourage      Ongoing              Ongoing.                 Ongoing                -
         - Strategy adopted      less car use by                                                 implementation of
        January 2001             promoting and                          Wish in particular to    strategy action plan
                                 encouraging                            develop and enhance      measures.
                                 cycling                                the off road cycle       Strategy to be
                                                                        network. Schemes         reviewed 2007/8.
                                                                        linked to local          Revised strategy under
                                                                        development.             development 2008/9.
                                                                        Progress includes:

                                                                        (a) Cycle map
                                                                        update.
                                                                        (b) Greenheart
                                                                        Regional Park Project    (a) 5,000 free cycle
                                                                        including :-             maps distributed
                                                                        1. Victoria Fields -     (produced by
                                                                            4km of multi-users   AGMA/GMPTA).
                                                                            routes and           (b) Base year of
                                                                            footpaths, main      2006/7 for Greenheart
                                                                            section links        project.
                                                                            Bickershaw Lane      (c) targeting 10% most
                                                                            with Park Road,      deprived Super-output
                                                                            Hindley              areas.
                                                                        2. Whelley Loop Line
                                                                            – 4km multi-user
                                                                            route. Linking
                                                                            Wigan Road,
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                                                                            Haigh Hall.
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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                       Original timescale   Progress with            Outcome to date          Comment
LTP2                                               for Completion       measure
AQ                                                 (position at 2004    (2007/2008)
Ref.                                               unless otherwise
                                                   stated)
E7      Wigan Walking Strategy   To encourage      Ongoing              Revised strategy         Ongoing
        - Strategy adopted       less car use by                        underway 2007/8          implementation of
        August 2001              promoting and                                                   strategy action plan
                                 encouraging                            (a)   See                measures.
                                 walking                                      ‘Greenheart
                                                                              Project’ under     Revised strategy under
                                                                              ‘Wigan Cycling     development 2008/9
                                                                              Strategy’
                                                                              above.
                                                                        (b)   ‘Healthy Ways’
                                                                              leaflets to new
                                                                              LIFT health
                                                                              centres
                                                                              commissioned
                                                                              and distributed
                                                                              by PCT – May
                                                                              2007
                                                                        (c)   Calorie Maps
                                                                              produced for
                                                                              district centres
                                                                              (2008).




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                         Original timescale      Progress with              Outcome to date            Comment
LTP2                                                 for Completion          measure
AQ                                                   (position at 2004       (2007/2008)
Ref.                                                 unless otherwise
                                                     stated)
E3,    Workplace Travel Plans,     To promote        (a) Launched October    (a) Re-launched 2006       a) Proposal to change
E7,    Wigan Council, Wigan        modal shift for       2003 (local             – ongoing                  approach to car
E8,    and Leigh College,          employees/per         scheme for Wigan        activities                 sharing and
E9     Primary Care Trust –        sons attending        Council/Wigan           throughout the             develop a simpler
       including:-                 larger                and Leigh               year.                      in-house package.
                                   organisations         College/NHS also)   (b) See item below         (b) All schools to have
       (a)Car Share Database       and reduce        (b) See above           (c) Travel Plan                travel plans by
       (b)School Travel Plans      traffic           (c) -                       Supplementary              2010
           (WC)                    congestion        (d) Ongoing                 Planning               (c) Ongoing. iTRACE
       (c)Work place travel                          (e) Introduced Wigan        Guidance                   bought and in use.
           plans (WC/PCT)                                Council 2002/3          Document in                Some 39 workplace
       (d)Cycle                                      (f) Introduced Wigan        place. 33 travel           Travel Plans at
       lockers/shelters/                                 Council 2002/3          plans at various           various stages of
       Shower facilities in                                                      stages. iTRACE             development.
       Council buildings and all                                                 Travel Plan                Supplementary
       college sites                                                             Management                 Planning Document
       (WC/W&LC/PCT).                                                            Software due to            adopted and in use.
       (e)Cycle mileage                                                          come online 2007.          Travel Plan Co-
           scheme (WC and                                                        PCT board                  ordinator position
           PCT)                                                                  adopted TP 2006            vacant.
       (f)Loans for bicycles                                                     and policy              (d) Ongoing (shower
           (WC/PCT)                                                              ratification               and cycle facilities
                                                                                 completed 2007.            at 4 key Council
                                                                             (d) Increased facilities       workplaces. More
                                                                                 at Council                 shelters purchased.
                                                                                 buildings. Support         Locker and shelter
                                                                                 for lockers at             facilities at all
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                                                                                 and ‘Wheels for            Council 2002/3 –
                                                                                 All’ scheme at Gin         ongoing. Introduced
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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                    Original timescale      Progress with             Outcome to date            Comment
LTP2                                            for Completion          measure
AQ                                              (position at 2004       (2007/2008)
Ref.                                            unless otherwise
                                                stated)
E3,    Workplace Travel Plans                   (g) Feasibility study   (g) Feasibility studies   g) Adopted and
E7,    (cont.)                                      2003/4                   - various council        implemented on a
E8,                                             (h) Requirement              departments (May         service need basis.
E9    (g)Working from Home                          recognised (2004)        2007). PCT           (h) GMPTA map
          (WC/PCT)                              (i) pilot scheme             adopted 2005/6.          produced (Map 1 of
      (h)Cycle route planner                        2003/4              (h) GMPTA/AGMA                GM series). Online
          (GMPTA/AGMA)                          (j) Ongoing                  Cycle Network            resource being
      (i)Bus ticket Warrant                     (k) Ongoing                  map produced             developed.
          (WC)                                  (l) –                        (2006-2008)          (i) Consideration of
      (j)Train ticket Warrant                   (m)–                    (k) Most Council              salary sacrifice
          (WC)                                  (n) –                        departments and          scheme for bus
      (k)Flexible Working                       (o) –                        PCT                      commuting.
          (WC/PCT)                              (p) -                   (l) Ongoing                   “Warrant” approach
      (l)Promotional Events                                             (m) Car park fee and          not adopted across
          (WC/PCT)                                                          clamping scheme           authority.
      (m)Car park fee and                                                   (W&LC)                (j) Not offered by rail
      clamping scheme                                                   (n) Priority car sharer       companies.
      (W&LC).                                                                 spaces (W&LC).      (k) Ongoing WC.
      (n)Priority car sharer                                            (o) College provides      Ongoing at PCT since
      spaces (W&LC).                                                        a subsidy to full     2005/6.
      (o)College provides a                                                 time students         (l) Bike Week/ Green
      subsidy to full time                                                  using public              Transport Week/ In
      students using public                                                 transport to              Town Without my
      transport to encourage                                                encourage them to         Car.
      them to use the bus                                                   use the bus           (m) (n) (o) (p) ongoing.
      (W&LC).                                                               (W&LC).
      (p)Cycle team events                                              (p) Cycle team
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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                       Original timescale    Progress with            Outcome to date            Comment
LTP2                                               for Completion        measure
AQ                                                 (position at 2004     (2007/2008)
Ref.                                               unless otherwise
                                                   stated)
E9      School Travel Plans,      To reduce        (a) School Travel     (a) 2007/8 – 87 STPs     (a) School Travel Plan
        prioritised programme     traffic          Plan Strategy             complete and 47          Strategy adopted
        including:-               congestion at    adopted 2002 and          outstanding (27          2002 and Steering
        (a) All Schools to have   peak times       Steering Group            primary, 13              Group formed.
            STP by 2010                            formed.                   secondary and 7          2007/8 - 87 STPs
        (b) Engineering           Educate          (b) Programme             special needs).          completed. STP
            schemes linked to     children and         commenced 2001    (b) 'Safer Routes to         development on
            safe routes to        parents to the       -                     Schools' schemes         going through
            schools.              health and            5 schemes            rolled out on            2008/9.
        (c) Yellow Bus Project    environmental    implemented at            completion of        (b) SRTS Programme
        (d) Walking Bus           benefits of      2003/4                    STPs                     on-going
            Scheme                using regular    (c) Ongoing           (c) 14 yellow buses      (c) Ongoing at 5
                                  active               (Standish High        now operating at 5       schools (Standish
                                  transport.           School)               schools.                 High School, St
                                                   (d) Walking Bus       (d) Several walking          Peters Orrell and St
                                  Support              Scheme trialled       bus schemes              Marys, Astley and
                                  Healthy              2002/3                being developed          St Edmund
                                  Schools,                                   across the               Arrowsmith Ashton
                                  Sustainable                                borough and              and Byrchall,
                                  Schools and                                several schools          Ashton)
                                  Eco Schools                                awarded walking      (d) Several walking
                                  Accreditation                              initiative grants        bus schemes being
                                                                             from DofT.               developed across
                                                                                                      the borough and
                                                                                                      several schools
                                                                                                      awarded walking
                                                                                                      initiative grants
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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                     Original timescale   Progress with   Outcome to date      Comment
LTP2                                             for Completion       measure
AQ                                               (position at 2004    (2007/2008)
Ref.                                             unless otherwise
                                                 stated)
       Liquid Petroleum Gas       To encourage   Ongoing (available   Ongoing         Ongoing (available   Loss of
       (LPG) at Petrol Stations   the use of     Hindley and Wigan                    Hindley and Wigan    EST Grant
                                  alternative    Depots)                              Depots)              funding
       Including -                fuels                                                                    and
       (a)Promoting LPG                                                                                    decline in
           availability                                                                                    vehicles
       (b)LPG availability at                                                                              manufactu
       Council Depot                                                                                       rer interest
                                                                                                           has
                                                                                                           inhibited
                                                                                                           further
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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                         Original timescale   Progress with             Outcome to date            Comment
LTP2                                                 for Completion       measure
AQ                                                   (position at 2004    (2007/2008)
Ref.                                                 unless otherwise
                                                     stated)
       Fleet conversions –          To encourage     (a) Ongoing          (a) Ongoing but           (e) Ongoing but policy   Due
       including:-                  use of                                    policy no longer          no longer being      absence of
                                    alternative                               being strictly            strictly applied due EST
       (a) Policy to purchase       fuels in fleet                            applied due to            to difficulties in   Powershift
           LPG vehicles (<3.5       vehicles                                  difficulties in           sourcing and using   grants,
           tonnes) where                                                      sourcing and              LPG vehicles. Only   vehicle
           practicable (utilising                                             using LPG                 limited number of    availability,
           Powershift grant                          (b) 2001 onwards         vehicles.                 vehicles remain.     suitability
           assistance) – Wigan                                                                                               and
           Council                                                        (b) EST funding no        (b) EST funding no       maintenan
       (b) Conversion of fleet                                                longer available –        longer available –   ce issues,
           where practicable                         (c) –                    policy being              policy being         LPG policy
           (utilising Powershift                                              reviewed                  reviewed as above has been
           grant assistance) –                                                                                               reviewed.
           NHS Trust                                                      (c) Implemented           (c) Use of AdBlue for    Although
       (c) AdBlue (SCR)                                                       2006/7                    larger Council       not
           system used on                            (d) -                                              vehicles (currently  replaced
           larger diesel vehicles                                         (d) Recommended               6 vehicles fitted    policy has
           (7.5 tonnes – e.g.                                                 replacement age           with AdBlue)         been
           refuse vehicles/road                                               for large vehicles                             expanded
           sweepers) – Wigan                                                  reduced from 7        (d) Vehicle              to
           Council.                                                           years to 6 years          replacement cycle    incorporat
       (d) Vehicle replacement                                                and panel vans            shortened. Policy to e use of
           cycle – Wigan                                                      from 5yrs to 3 or 4       purchase highest     highest
           Council                                                            years.                    Euro standard for    Euro
                                                                                                        replacement          standard
                                                                                                        vehicles             and fleet
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                                                                                                                             turnover
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                                                                                                                             policies.
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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                      Original timescale   Progress with             Outcome to date       Comment
LTP2                                              for Completion       measure
AQ                                                (position at 2004    (2007/2008)
Ref.                                              unless otherwise
                                                  stated)
A3,    Taxis and PHVs             To improve      (a) Ongoing          (c) & (d) Taxi Policy     (a) Ongoing           -
E4     Including –                emissions from (b) 2004                  amended               (b) 2004
       (a) Licence fee            taxis etc by    (c) 2004 – 2008          including age limit   (c) 2004 – 2008
           reduction for LPG      agreeing        (d) 2004 – 2008          and engine size,      (d) 2004 – 2008
           vehicles (£20)         voluntary/licen (e) 2004 – 2008          although              (e) 2004 – 2008
       (b) Taxi survey            sing            (f) -                    individual            (f) Study completed
       (c) Review engine          standards.                               assessment still          2005 – revised
           capacity policy                                                 applies at                policy adopted
       (d) Review vehicle                                                  discretion of             October 2006.
           specification                                                   licensing
           standard (including                                             authority.
           vehicle age)                                                    Amended policy
       (e) Promote use of                                                  performance and
           LPG/low emission                                                effect to be
           vehicles                                                        reviewed over
       (f) Taxi emissions study                                            2007/8.
                                                                       (f) Study completed
                                                                           2005




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                        Original timescale      Progress with        Outcome to date        Comment
LTP2                                                for Completion          measure
AQ                                                  (position at 2004       (2007/2008)
Ref.                                                unless otherwise
                                                    stated)
A7     UDP Policies including    To reduce          Revised Deposit Draft   Replacement UDP      Progress with new     -Core
E14    :-                        pollution and      Replacement Plan        Adopted April 2006   Planning Framework     Strategy
                                 exposure to        Published February                           (Local Development     Preferred
         EEV1B - Not             pollution.         2004                    Progress with new    Framework) and Air     Options
         permitting                                                         Planning Framework   Quality Planning       consultatio
         development which       To encourage                               and Air Quality      Guidance (See          n due
         would result in         less car usage                             Planning Guidance    Development Control    Autumn
         unacceptable levels     by including                               (See Development     Policies below).       2008.
         of air pollution or     policies to                                Control Policies
         which would have        encourage                                  below)
         an unacceptable         sustainable
         effect on air quality   transport and
         particularly in or      location/design
         adjacent to AQMAs       /operation of
         declared by the         developments
         Council. Sensitive      to minimise
         development will        need for travel.
         not be allowed in
         areas of
         unacceptably poor
         air quality


         EEV1 –
         Environmental
         Protection and
         enhancement (and
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         A1 – Accessibility
         (and sub policies)
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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                     Original timescale        Progress with         Outcome to date            Comment
LTP2                                             for Completion            measure
AQ                                               (position at 2004         (2007/2008)
Ref.                                             unless otherwise
                                                 stated)
A7,    Development Control     To ensure that    UDP Policy and            Development and Air   Development and Air
E14    Policies                air quality is    limited brief guidance    Quality SPD adopted   Quality SPD adopted
                               properly          relating to air quality   September 2007        September 2007.
                               considered in     and development                                 Includes greater use of
                               the planning                                                      S.106 agreements and
                               process by                                                        recommended
                               developing                                                        measures to help
                               policy                                                            mitigate AQ impacts.
                               addressing air
                               quality                                                           Wigan Council is
                               assessments                                                       hoping to participate as
                               and mitigation.                                                   a Peer authority in the
                                                                                                 development of Low
                                                                                                 Emission Strategy
                                                                                                 Development
                                                                                                 Programme through a
                                                                                                 Beacons Peer Support
                                                                                                 Fund Project. A bid for
                                                                                                 AQ Grant funding has
                                                                                                 been submitted to
                                                                                                 DEFRA to support this
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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                       Original timescale   Progress with           Outcome to date      Comment
LTP2                                               for Completion       measure
AQ                                                 (position at 2004    (2007/2008)
Ref.                                               unless otherwise
                                                   stated)
NTA    Fiddlers Ferry power      To ensure that Regulation by           Similar NOx             Regulation by        -
1      station (Keadby           emissions from Environment Agency      emission reported for   Environment Agency
       Generation Limited) Air   Fiddler's Ferry ongoing                2006 (18,000t NOx       ongoing.
       Quality Management        do not impact                          as oppose to 18,100
       Plan                      on air quality in                      for 2005 and 13,500
                                 Wigan                                  for 2004r. Also big
                                                                        increase in reported
                                                                        Total Particulate
                                                                        emissions - 907t for
                                                                        2006 480t total
                                                                        particulate as oppose
                                                                        to 480t for 2005 and
                                                                        338t in 2004).




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                       Original timescale   Progress with            Outcome to date           Comment
LTP2                                               for Completion       measure
AQ                                                 (position at 2004    (2007/2008)
Ref.                                               unless otherwise
                                                   stated)
NTA    Industrial Air Pollution   To reduce        Ongoing              Permitting and           LAPPC inspection      -
1      Control                    emissions from                        inspection of 94 Part    targets met 2004/5,
                                  industrial                            B process (LA) and       2005/6, 2006/7 and
                                  processes                             10 Part A processes      2007/8.
                                  through                               (EA).
                                  IPPC/LAPC/LA
                                  PPC regimes                           Local PPC BVPI -
                                  and clean air                         217 indicator level :-
                                  legislation in                        2005/6 – 83%
                                  collaboration                         2006/7 – 100%
                                  with the                              2007/8 – 100%
                                  Environment
                                  Agency




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                  Original timescale       Progress with          Outcome to date           Comment
LTP2                                          for Completion           measure
AQ                                            (position at 2004        (2007/2008)
Ref.                                          unless otherwise
                                              stated)
NTA    EMAS/ISO14000           To reduce      (a) Groundwork -         (a) 6 Companies        (c) 6 Companies           -
1                              emissions from    Ongoing                   (SME’s)                (SME’s) accredited
NAT                            all business                                accredited -           - further 5 in
4                              related                                     further 5 in           process of
                               activities                                  process of             accreditation at
                               including      (b) Through PPC              accreditation at       May 2008.
                               process and        Regulation- 2004 -       May 2008.
                               transport by       2007                 (b) Through PPC        (a) Through PPC
                               promoting the                               Regulation -           Regulation- 2004 –
                               use of                                      2006/7                 2008 – 6
                               Environmental                                                      Installations with
                               Management                                                         accredited systems.
                               Systems




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                    Original timescale   Progress with           Outcome to date           Comment
LTP2                                            for Completion       measure
AQ                                              (position at 2004    (2007/2008)
Ref.                                            unless otherwise
                                                stated)
NAT    Smoke Control Areas    To control        50 Smoke Control     No further areas        No enforcement action    Recognised
2                             emissions of      Orders made          made since 1988. No     taken over recent         potential
                              smoke from        between 1961 and     current plans to make   years. Small number of    for
                              premises          1988.                new areas. Existing     enquires relating to      increased
                              within                                 coverage represents     whether premises are      level of
                              designated                             112.41 km2              located inside or         complaint
                              areas                                  (approximately 60%      outside an area. Also     due to
                                                                     of borough).            some informal action      current
                                                                     Designated areas        (residential). Local      interest in
                                                                     being converted to      search declaration        renewable
                                                                     GIS format.             also.                     energy
                                                                                                                       sources,
                                                                                                                       particularly
                                                                                                                       wood
                                                                                                                       burning
                                                                                                                       stoves/boil
                                                                                                                       ers.
                                                                                                                      Press/bullet
                                                                                                                       in article
                                                                                                                       produced
                                                                                                                       for local
                                                                                                                       information
                                                                                                                       on subject
                                                                                                                       (2008)



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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                  Original timescale       Progress with      Outcome to date           Comment
LTP2                                          for Completion           measure
AQ                                            (position at 2004        (2007/2008)
Ref.                                          unless otherwise
                                              stated)
NTA    HECA programme          To reduce      Overall Improvement      See ‘Outcome to   Overall Improvement in -
2                              emissions from in Energy Efficiency     date’ column       energy efficiency(since
                               domestic       (since 1st April 1996)                      1st April 1996)
                               premises by
                               promoting and -13.6% at March 2003,                       -17.7% at March 2006.
                               encouraging
                               energy         % improvement in                           % improvement in
                               efficiency     energy efficiency per                       energy efficiency per
                                              year                                        year.

                                                -1.17% - 2002/2003,                      -1.43% - 2005/2006

                                                Reduction in CO2                         Reduction in CO2
                                                emissions (tonnes                         emissions (tonnes per
                                                per year)                                 year)

                                                - 10,919tonnes –
                                                2002/2003                                 -12,146 tonnes –
                                                                                             2005/2006

                                                                                          No reported in 2006/7
                                                                                             as no requirement
                                                                                             (as excellent
                                                                                             authority)



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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                  Original timescale      Progress with      Outcome to date            Comment
LTP2                                          for Completion          measure
AQ                                            (position at 2004       (2007/2008)
Ref.                                          unless otherwise
                                              stated)
NAT    Energy Management       To reduce      Ongoing                 See ‘Carbon        Ongoing                    See (CMP)
4                              emissions from Currently (July 2005)   Management         Currently (June 2007)      Carbon
                               Council        60% of electricity      Programme’ below   still 60% of electricity   Managem
                               premises by    used by the Council                        used by the Council        ent
                               promoting and from renewable                              from renewable             Programm
                               implementing   sources. Target                            sources. Target of         e below
                               energy         100% by end of                             100% still in place, but
                               efficiency     2005.                                      achievement is based
                                                                                         on market availability
                                                                                         (currently demand is
                                                                                         exceeding supply) –
                                                                                         linked to CMP.
NTA    Anti-Burning Campaign   To inform the    -                     Draft leaflets     Scheme planned to be       -
4                              public and                             produced           launched at Kirkless
                               businesses, of                                            Industrial Estate, Cale
                               existing                                                  Lane, Wigan in 2008
                               legislative                                               and then rolled out
                               requirements                                              across borough.
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                               material.




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                       Original timescale   Progress with              Outcome to date            Comment
LTP2                                               for Completion       measure
AQ                                                 (position at 2004    (2007/2008)
Ref.                                               unless otherwise
                                                   stated)
A1      Promotion/Education/A    To raise public   (a) 2003/2004        (a) 2005/ 2006             (a) 2003/2008
A8      wareness                 awareness                                  Formal testing.            Campaign to be
E3                               and provide                                66 vehicles tested         assessed and
E7                               public                                     over two days. 1           reviewed for 2009.
E8                               information on                             vehicle served
E9                               air quality,                               with a FPN. 572
                                 including:-                                vehicles tested
                                                   (b) 2003/4               across Greater
                                (a) Cleaner        (c) -                    Manchester. Most
                                    Vehicles       (d) Ongoing              notable statistic is
                                    Campaign       (e) 2003/4               7.43% of diesel        (b) & (c) Now annual
                                (b) In town        (f) 2003/4               vehicles failed            events
                                    without my     (g) –                    emissions test.        (d) Ongoing - 35
                                    car day        (h) –                    Further phase of           schools with Green
                                (c) Bike Week      (i) -                    testing planned for        Flag award and
                                (d) Eco                                     2007 including             over 90 schools
                                    Schools/Su                              testing of Private         registered.
                                    stainable                               Hire Taxis.            (e) 2003/4 (W&LC)
                                    Schools                             (b) Annual event           (f) 2003/4 (W&LC)
                                    Programme                           (c) Annual event           (g) 2005/10
                                (e) Environme                           (d) All schools to be      (h) ongoing
                                    ntal                                    registered Eco         (i) Commenced 2005
                                    Training                                Schools by 2011.           – 17 referrals made
                                (f) Energy                              (e) –                          to VOSA and
                                    Advice                              (f) –                          licensing section of
                                (g) School                              (g) See above                  Council. Reported
                                    Travel Plan                         (h) 2005/6 –Liaison            vehicles were
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     Progress Report 2007/08    (h) Liaison                             (i) Commenced 2005             taxis.
                                    between                                 – campaign
                                    Health and                              ongoing. Only two
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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                      Original timescale        Progress with          Outcome to date           Comment
LTP2                                              for Completion            measure
AQ                                                (position at 2004         (2007/2008)
Ref.                                              unless otherwise
                                                  stated)
A9      Air Quality Monitoring   Automatic and    Monitoring                Ongoing                Monitoring currently      Review of
                                 diffusion tube   undertaken at 45                                 undertaken at 67          monitoring
                                 air quality      Diffusion Tube Sites      NO2 Diffusion Tube     diffusion tube sites      network
                                 monitoring to    (NO2) and 2               Network reviewed in    following review in       undertake
                                 inform and       Automatic Sites (1        Winter/Spring 2006/7   2007/8.                   n in line
                                 direct policy    AURN site and 1           and again reviewed                               with LAQM
                                 and actions      Calibration Club site).   2007/8.                Monitoring also at 2      Review
                                                                                                   Automatic Sites (Leigh    and
                                                  Pollutants Monitored      Automatic monitoring   and Wigan)                Assessme
                                                  :-                        (NOx and PM10) at                                nt findings,
                                                  NOx, PM10, CO, SO2,       Leigh, Kennedy        Particulate (indicative)   LTP
                                                  O3 and Benzene            House commenced       monitoring began in        indicator
                                                                            January 2006.         April 2008 at two          requireme
                                                  Further review of                               roadside locations and     nts and
                                                  diffusion tube site       Roadside indicative   also dust/particulate      local
                                                  monitoring pending in     PM monitoring at two monitoring project in       developme
                                                  2007 following USA.       roadside locations    the vicinity of Kirkless   nt control
                                                                                                  Industrial Estate, Cale    issues.
                                                                            Continuous automatic Lane, Wigan.
                                                                            monitoring at two     commenced April/May
                                                                            local sites (Kennedy  2008 (Grant funding
                                                                            House Leigh and       was not awarded for
                                                                            Deanery High School, this work, which was
                                                                            Wigan). Monitoring    the subject of a bid in
                                                                            for CO and SO2 at     2007).
                                                                            the Deanery site was
                                                                            discontinued in 2007.
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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                    Original timescale   Progress with              Outcome to date               Comment
LTP2                                            for Completion       measure
AQ                                              (position at 2004    (2007/2008)
Ref.                                            unless otherwise
                                                stated)
NTA    Carbon Management       To reduce        No programme at      Local Authority            Council seeking               Reduction
7      Programme               carbon           2004                 Carbon Management          energy savings                in carbon
(New                           emissions.                            Plan – Strategy and        through acceptance            emissions
)                                                                    Implementation Plan        into Carbon Trust’s           will also
                                                                     approved 22                Local Authority Carbon        impact on
                                                                     February 2007.             Management                    emissions
                                                                                                Programme.                    of other
                                                                     Stage 1 measures           -     Draft Plan              AQ
                                                                     include :-                    produced July 2006.        pollutants
                                                                     (a) Installation of        - The Carbon                  in many,
                                                                         voltage                    Management                but not all,
                                                                         optimisation at            Strategy and              cases.
                                                                         various Council            Implementation
                                                                         sites.                     Plan approved 22
                                                                     (b) Use of Building            Feb 2007.
                                                                         Management             - The implementation
                                                                         Systems                    plan will last for a 5-
                                                                     (c) installation of pool       10 year period.
                                                                         covers at leisure      - Data requirements
                                                                         centres.                   for National Air
                                                                     (d) Use of low energy          Quality and Climate
                                                                         lighting.                  Change indicators
                                                                     (e) Awareness                  initiated (to provide
                                                                         campaigns                  baseline data -
                                                                         including use of           2008)
                                                                         energy
                                                                         champions.             Potential link to Low
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                                                                         farms at four local    ‘Development Control
                                                                         sites with             Policies’ above.
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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim                       Original timescale   Progress with          Outcome to date         Comment
LTP2                                               for Completion       measure
AQ                                                 (position at 2004    (2007/2008)
Ref.                                               unless otherwise
                                                   stated)
       Ramp                     To prevent          No schemes          (a) Introduced as Part (a) Introduced at Part  Effect may
       Metering/Signalled       surges of                                   Time signals at        Time signals at     be
       Junction                 traffic onto the                            Orrell Junction 26     Orrell Junction 26  beneficial
       (signalled control to    motorway and                                (M6/M58) -2005         (M6/M58)            on the M6
       traffic onto M6          so reduce                               (b) Introduction at    (b) Use of Ramp         although
       motorway introduced by   congestion                                  Ashton in              Metering at Ashton flow on
       the Highways Agency)                                                 Makerfield             in Makerfield       local roads
                                                                            (J 24 and 25) –        (J 24 and 25) – now may be
                                                                            July 2006              operational.        affected –
                                                                        (c) M6 not included                            air quality
                                                                            as priority AQMA                           impact
                                                                            for HA.                                    uncertain.
                                                                                                                       HA advise
                                                                                                                       slight
                                                                                                                       benefit.




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2.14. HIGHWAYS AGENCY ACTION PLAN PROGRESS
IN GREATER MANCHESTER

There are ten AQMAs in Greater Manchester, five of which have are considered to
be priorities by the Highways Agency due to the potential for exceedences of the
mandatory EU limit value in 2010 in these areas. The HA has a business plan target
to improve air quality in two priority AQMAs nationwide each year. The HA is also
committed to meeting its Public Service Agreement (PSA) and as such is continually
seeking to reduce concentrations in all AQMAs in order to meet the UK air quality
objectives.

To address the air quality issue in Greater Manchester, in particular within the
prioritised AQMAs, the Highways Agency has is undertaking the following:

Air Quality Monitoring
The Highways Agency has commissioned RPS to undertake a survey of nitrogen
dioxide concentrations in the AQMAs on the strategic road network. Measurements
are made using diffusion tubes at the roadside and the closest residential property.
Four of the Greater Manchester authorities took part in the survey during 2007/8. The
first draft report for the survey has been circulated to the local authorities taking part.

In addition, the Area 10 team commissioned Atkins to undertake a baseline air quality
assessment for the area. This survey of AQMA boundaries and monitoring data has
been incorporated into a GIS database for HA staff, and can be supplemented with
additional data as it becomes available. This database will be invaluable for informed
decision making. The survey has collected about six months of data so far.

The HA operates one of its long term continuous monitoring sites near in Kirkhams
east of J17 of the M60. The site measures carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen,
particulate matter, ozone, total hydrocarbons, methane, hydrogen sulphide and
sulphur dioxide.


Major projects
In 2006, the widened section of the M60 between Junctions 5 and 8 (Salford) was
opened. This scheme has produced journey time savings, alleviating peak period
congestion which could cause diversion onto local roads. More information can be
found on our website: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/projects/4826.aspx

Improvements have been made at the M6/M58 junction (Wigan) through part-
signalisation. The installation of signals on the roundabout have improved the flow
both around the roundabouts and on the M6 itself.

Influencing travel behaviour
The Highways Agency has a target to implement 18 travel plans in 2007/2008. One
of these is planned for Trafford Park in Manchester, a large site which includes the
Trafford Centre and associated leisure and retail facilities. To date, a travel plan
scoping study has been undertaken, a stakeholder meeting with GMPTE has been
held and the stakeholder engagement process is well underway with four companies
actively engaged in formulating travel plans. These include Chill Factore, Hilti,
Kellogg's and Manchester United Football Club. It is expected to be implemented in
2008/9. Travel planning work has also commenced with Exchange Quay in Salford


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and it is hoped that successful travel plan measures introduced here and in Trafford
Park can be rolled out to a wider area including the Media City development.


Active Traffic Management
Several trials of motorway access management, or ramp metering, have been carried
out at 10 sites in Greater Manchester, many of which are located within AQMAs.
Some of these junctions also have a large number of residential properties close by.
A screening assessment was undertaken to look at potential impacts on pollutant
concentrations in the vicinity. This found that emissions would increase slightly on
the slip road with ramp metering, but generally this negative impact was offset by the
increase in speeds and hence decreases in emissions on the main carriageway. As
the length of motorway on which congestion is reduced by ramp metering is typically
much greater than the slip road length, there is an overall reduction in emissions for
the scheme in total, on a peak hour and on an annual basis.

Route Management Strategy
A Route Management Strategy for the M60 Manchester ring road was published in
2006. Various route and location specific outcomes were identified and prioritised for
action. Many of these actions will lead to improvements in air quality including:
    - reduced congestion
    - improved safety
    - encouragement of car sharing
    - increased use of public transport
    - improved facilities for walkers and cyclists
    - more information on traffic and road conditions

Development Control and Local Development Frameworks
The Highways Agency is involved in both the short and long term land use planning
systems such as the development control process and the Local Development
Frameworks (LDF). The Agency are statutory consultees regarding the preparation of
LDFs and certain planning applications and work with the Local Planning Authorities
and developers to identify and mitigate, where necessary, any negative impacts such
development could have including those relating to Air Quality. Air Quality is
obviously an important issue for the Strategic Road Network as it can be affected by
significant increases in traffic flows or where new receptors (such as housing) are
brought within or close to AQMAs; the M60 is designated as an AGMA in its entirety.
The HA has a commitment not to allow a development or scheme to go ahead if it will
make pollutant concentrations worse overall or increase exposure in an area where it
is expected that an EU Limit Value will be exceeded. If this is the case, the
developer may be asked to consider mitigation options, including Influencing Travel
Behaviour(ITB) techniques, technical measures or changes to the development itself.

The Agency are also working with the Greater Manchester authorities, the GM Joint
Transport Team and the GM Planning Officers Group to undertake a GM conurbation
wide transport modelling exercise. This will identify the strategic impact of the 10
Core Strategies being prepared and the land use proposals over the life of the LDFs.
This exercise will look at, amongst other things, the combined impact of the
development aspirations on air quality for the GM conurbation.

Barrier trial
The Highways Agency is carrying out a trial into the Noxer pollution absorbing barrier
between J13 and J14 of the M60, a priority AQMA. The barrier, which will also be a
reflective noise barrier, will cover 200 m2. Measurements of NOx and NO2 would be

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taken before and after installation. Four chemiluminescent analysers are being used
for the monitoring. The barrier was installed in April 2008. Results are expected in
2009.


Liaison with Local Authorities
In 2007 Highways Agency attended the Greater Manchester “Actions on Air Quality”
briefing and workshop and following this was invited to attend the Manchester Area
Pollution Advisory Council (MAPAC) meeting where they gave a presentation on
work undertaken in the Greater Manchester area. Attendance at these meetings
has been well received and communication between both parties is constantly
improving.




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2.15 MANCHESTER AIRPORT
GM   Action Plan Measure/aim             Original timescale for       Progress with measure       Outcome to date
LTP2                                     Completion                   (2007/2008)
AQ
Ref.
A1   Implement Roadside Emissions                                     A second round of           2 consecutive annual
     Testing                                                          emissions testing in        emissions testing
                                                                      partnership with            campaigns have been
                                                                      Manchester City Council     undertaken at the
                                                                      was undertaken in           Airport. Results of
                                                                      October 2007.               testing published across
                                                                                                  airport to raise
                                                                                                  awareness.
A9      Air Quality Monitoring           Ongoing                      Some delay experienced      Continued to maintain
                                                                      in installing PM2.5         the Manchester South
                                                                      monitor. Anticipated for    automatic monitoring
                                                                      end of 2008.                station for NO2, PM10
                                                                                                  and in partnership with
                                                                                                  Manchester CC.
E5      Fleet management policies        Implement first year of fleet First phase implemented
                                         reduction measures by end of and on track to meet
                                         2007. Reduce fleet from 215   reduction target
                                         to 199 (7%) by 2010.




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim             Original timescale for         Progress with measure           Outcome to date
LTP2                                     Completion                     (2007/2008)
AQ
Ref.
                                         Reduce fleet vehicle vehicle   A ban is in force on
                                         emissions - ongoing            vehicle ‘idling’ for airside
                                                                        vehicles. Airport’s
                                                                        Operations Department
                                                                        carries out routine &
                                                                        random vehicle testing.
                                                                        Bans failures until
                                                                        improvements are made.

E8      Implement Travel Plans and       Ongoing implementation of      At end of 2007 staff travel
        Smarter Choice Initiatives       staff travel plan              figures were as follows:
                                                                        4% cycling
                                                                        3% rail use
                                                                        9% local bus


E8      Implement Travel Plans and       Implementation of Ground       Car usage is down to            In 2006 the ratio of
        Smarter Choice Initiatives       Travel Plan                    80%                             ground vehicle journeys
                                                                                                        per air passenger was
                                                                                                        reduced to 1.34. This
                                                                                                        was 1.86 in 1992.
                                                                                                        Target of 1.28 by 2015.




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GM   Action Plan Measure/aim           Original timescale for       Progress with measure          Outcome to date
LTP2                                   Completion                   (2007/2008)
AQ
Ref.
                                                                    Forecourt management
                                                                    plan has been
                                                                    implemented to reduce
                                                                    congestion by directing
                                                                    private car and taxi pick
                                                                    ups into the short stay car
                                                                    parks

E15    Public Transport Priority       Implement public transport   A 3rd rail platform is         Ground Transport
                                       priority measures within     currently under                Interchange has opened
                                       Ground Travel Plan           construction and due for       in 2002.
                                                                    completion in December
                                                                    2008.

                                                                    A new direct service is
                                                                    now in operation to
                                                                    Glasgow and Edinburgh.

                                                                    The No. 43 Bus service
                                                                    has now been increased
                                                                    to a continuous 24hr
                                                                    service.




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E18    Improve low emission fuel       Increase availability of Fixed   As of 2007 there is 99.9%
       infrastructure                  Electrical Ground Power          availability of FEGP for
                                       (FEGP) for aircraft and ban      aircraft. Continue working
                                       use of Auxilliary Power Units    with airlines and other
                                       for aircraft on FEGP stands      partners to achieve ban in
                                       from 2010 onwards                2010




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