Air Quality review and assessment
We are required to undertake a regular review and assessment of the air quality within the borough, and assess levels of air pollution against the air quality objectives. Where levels are found to be in excess of these objectives, we must declare an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) and through the action plan set out the measures we intend to take to work towards achieving the objectives.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have updated the reporting obligations and now only require local authorities to produce an Annual Status Report (ASR). The purpose of the ASR is to shift the focus towards what is being done to improve air quality locally and therefore, provides an update on monitoring undertaken and progress towards the various actions set out in our action plan.
Annual status reports