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Air quality

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1. Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA)

Air pollution occurs when a substance is present in the air in quantities that can have adverse effects on people's health and on the surrounding environment.

Under the Environment Act 1995 we are required to assess the air quality against a set of national targets (objectives) for seven key pollutants National air quality objectives

We have designated two Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA) as a result of the air quality exceeding the objectives at residential receptors on some roads within the district. The AQMAs are in:

The boundaries of the AQMAs can be viewed by clicking on them individually.