The people of Wicklow have been urged to take part in the Government’s Clean Air Strategy consultation.
The draft Clean Air Strategy outlines how the Government will enhance and protect the quality of the air and realise the full environmental and health benefits of cleaner air.
The strategy builds upon the National Air Pollution Control Plan (NAPCP), which sets out a pathway based on a cross-Government programme of policies and measures that will tackle all sources of air pollution, including those from the transport, agriculture and residential sectors.
The portal accepting submissions from the public opened on Monday and will close on May 3.
Urging the people of Wicklow to participate in the consultation period, Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore said air pollution can be damaging to health and is a direct contribution to childhood related illnesses such as asthma and other respiratory issues.
“I welcome this public consultation and ask that people in Wicklow familiar with commuting and the area’s overall high dependency on cars due to a lack of public transport, to contribute to this consultation and identify what they would like to see,” Deputy Whitmore said.