As part of our commitment to tackling environmental issues, we are holding an air quality consultation in relation to the ‘Air Quality Management Area’ (AQMA) declared at Church Street, Brimington, in 2015.
The AQMA was declared following a period of monitoring the air quality in this area which found that the national air quality objectives for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) were exceeded. We have a statutory duty to monitor and assess air pollution across the Borough. Once data is collected, it is compared to national standards and if any levels are exceeded, we are required to declare an AQMA
As part of the AQMA process, we are required to consult our residents on the draft ‘air quality action plan (AQAP), through providing access to the key materials and a survey to collect thoughts and comments. The AQAP plan will set out our priorities for the next five years, for improving areas of poor air quality and maintaining areas of good air quality.
The plan's proposed actions fall into three main categories:
• Reducing local traffic emissions as quickly as possible.
• Maintaining levels of pollutants below national objectives.
• Protecting public health by improving air quality in the future.
We want to know what you think of the draft actions in the outline plan.
To give your thoughts on the draft plan, you can take part in an online survey.
Before you complete the online survey you may want to read the supporting consultation documents:
• Setting the scene
• Summary document (with draft actions)
• Full document (with draft actions)
If you would like to find out more about air quality within the Borough, visit our pages about air quality.