How we're improving air quality
Our aim is to improve the quality of air in the borough by monitoring air pollution levels, controlling the release of pollutants and enforcing air quality laws.
We have declared the entire borough, apart from the area to the south of the A205, an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) (pdf, 350kb) and;
- constantly monitor the air to identify levels of harmful pollution, through our monitoring stations
- have developed an Air Quality Improvement Strategy and Action Plan
We plan our services to limit pollutants in the air
We have many services that impact on air quality including development control, transport planning, management of our vehicle fleet, management of our buildings and estate, how we buy goods and services, etc.
We limit others from polluting the borough
We have strict rules for all applications that may have a negative effect on air quality within the borough. They cover the following areas:
- planning applications
- fleet & vehicle management
- parking and traffic control
- green travel and walking
We regulate premises that are required to be permitted under the Local Authority Pollution Control regime.
We enforce the air quality provisions of statutory nuisance legislation.
We enforce the provisions of the Clean Air Act 1993.
Last updated: 28 June 2017