Air quality

We have been monitoring air quality in the district since 1998. Our air quality is generally good. Like over 230 other councils across the UK we have, however, found that levels of some pollutants are above guidelines set by the Government in some areas.

We are committed to working to improve air quality in our district where levels of air pollutants are exceeding air quality objectives.  In 2013 the council designated Grantham Town Centre (from Brook Street to Bridge End Road including the High Street, London Road, Wharf Road and part of Barrowby Road) an Air Quality Management Area.

We have produced a Air Quality Action Plan that contains measures to improve air quality and help to reduce the key pollutant of concern, Nitrogen Dioxide, within the Air Quality Management Area.

The action plan contains 10 measures, grouped into the following areas:

  • Theme 1.  Transport Measures
  • Theme 2.  Leading by Example Measures
  • Theme 3.  Measures to Raise Awareness in our Communities

Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 places a statutory duty on local authorities to review and assess air quality within their area. See our latest updating and screening assessment below.

To ensure that industry within our area is not polluting the atmosphere, we also issue permits and regularly inspect premises to make sure businesses keep within the guidelines under Part B of the Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2010.

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