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Air Quality Action Plan
Under the provisions of Part IV of the
Environment Act 1995 the local authority has a statutory duty to
review and assess air quality in their area. Local Air Quality
Management Policy Guidance PG09 has been issued by the Secretary of
Sate and local authorities must have regard to it when carrying out
their local authority management duties.
1Under section 84 (2)(b) of the Act the local authority has a duty to produce an Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) and submit to DEFRA following declaration of an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA). The latest AQMA was declared in August 2013 and there is a requirement to submit the AQAP within 18 months of the declaration. The AQMA declaration was made in relation to nitrogen dioxide and exceedance of the annual average and hourly objectives. The annual air quality standard for nitrogen dioxide is 40 µg/m3.
The 2015 AQAP was submitted to DEFRA in February 2015 and has also completed a comprehensive consultation process both internally and externally.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/10/2015
Decision due: 13 Oct 2015 by Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee
Lead member: Chair of the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee
Lead director: Director of Public Health
Contact: Samuel Rouse, Senior Technical Officer Email: email@example.com Tel: 01273 292256, Annie Sparks, Environmental Health Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01273 292436.
- 15/10/2015 - Air Quality Action Plan
- 13/10/2015 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee Air Quality Action Plan 13/10/2015
- Air Quality Action Plan