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Air pollution

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On the whole the air quality in Charnwood is very good and compliant with the National Air Quaility Obective standards.

These standards are intended to ensure that those in our community who are most jective susceptible to the effects of poor air quality, such as children, the elderly and those with lung disease, do not suffer any form of ill health.

Air quality review and assessments

A requirement of the Environment Act is that Charnwood regularly undertake an air quality review and assessment in order to determine whether air quality objectives are likely to be met.

These assessments must be undertaken on a rolling three year programme. Copies of the following reports from 2000 onwards can be viewed here:

Air quality management areas

Following assessments of local air quality we have declared that the following areas were at risk of experiencing air pollution levels from nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and particulate matter (PM10) above those set out in the UK Air Quality Regulations.

Loughborough AQMA

Loughborough AQMA


Syston AQMA

Syston AQMA


Mountsorrel AQMA

Mountsorrel Aqma Map


GCR AQMA

GCR AQMA 

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Last updated: Tue 3rd November, 2020 @ 15:43