Local Air Quality Management
Cheshire East Council is committed to improving the quality of
the air in the Borough, through its Local Air Quality
Follow the links below to find out more.
Current Work / Latest News
The 2013 Air Quality Progress
Report is now available and can be downloaded from the Progress Report section
Following consultation we have
finalised our Local Air Quality
Strategy which aims to integrate the Air Quality
Management work with other areas of the Council at a strategic
level, in particular the Local Transport
We are currently working on a
number of detailed and further assessments in various areas of the
Borough, and will publish these through our Review and Assessment
pages in due course.
Review and Assessment
The Council undertakes continuous review and assessment of the
air quality within the area following a process defined by
Government. You can view the process, together with the
reports submitted to DEFRA by accessing the Review and Assessment pages.
New Development and Air Quality (including Biomass)
All new development has the potential to impact on air
quality. In some cases, we may require that an air quality
impact assessment is undertaken and submitted alongside a planning
application. This allows us to determine whether the proposal
will adversely impact on local air quality, and if so, what level
of mitigation is required.
For more information see our pages on Air Quality and Planning Guidance.
Industrial Air Pollution Control
The Council regulates a number of industrial sites across the
Borough ensuring that emissions to air are controlled in accordance
with best practice for that industrial sector. For
information and details of these sites please visit the Industrial Pollution Control pages.