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Air quality

Poor air quality affects our health, as well as our environment and economy. The Environment Act 1995 requires us to regularly assess air quality and work towards the national objectives. If we are not likely to achieve objectives, we must declare an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA).

Arrange an air quality assessment

We sometimes require assessments into the impact on air quality for:

  • new developments
  • construction schemes
  • engineering projects
  • transport initiatives

If you have been asked to conduct or arrange an air quality assessment, use the guidance below.

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Find out more about local air quality

For further information, you can download the documents below or you can contact us.

Some of these files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. If you use assistive technology and need a version of a document in a more accessible format, please contact the Environmental Protection Team.  We can provide you with an accessible version, or (in the case of maps and drawings) arrange to talk to you to explain the contents.

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