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Cheshire East Council is committed to improving the quality of the air in the Borough, through its Local Air Quality Management Programme. 

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 Plan.

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.