We monitor the local air quality of the borough by reviewing busy and congested roads and major industrial processes. We do this as part of the Environment Act 1995 and the National Air Quality Regulations 2000 the Air Quality (Amendment) Regulations 2002.
We monitor at key locations around the Borough. Our results are published by DEFRA.
We only do assessments if there is a risk of our air quality objectives being exceeded.
We publish our assessments in our Annual Status Report which includes
This strategy was created with the aim to control and protect air quality throughout the county.
Following the declaration of an AQMA we have 12 months to produce an Action Plan. The purpose of the Action Plan is to put measures in place to reduce the pollution levels so that the objective is met.