Draft Air Quality Action Plan

What do you think

Consultation on our draft Air Quality Action Plan has now closed.

Thank you to all those who commented. The consultation information will remain on this page given the level of public interest, but you can no longer submit a comment.


The draft Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) outlines the actions we will take to improve air quality in the district between 2024 and 2029. 

Air quality action plans are legally required for any existing air quality management areas (AQMA). 

The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) enforces the requirement and maintenance of AQAPs. 

The plan requires updating every five years to ensure measures remain relevant and to monitor progress on the reduction of NO2 emissions at the AQMA sites. 

This draft plan replaces the previous plan which ran from 2018 to 2023. 

The AQAP has been updated to reflect ambitions presented in the new draft Local Plan and new draft Transport Strategy.

Specific details have been provided in the Air Quality Action Plan Measures section of the document. 

The document also includes an update and summary of current air quality in the AQMAs.

Based on this data, it’s recommended that the AQMAs remain in place.

Read the draft Air Quality Action Plan

What happens next?

The consultation closed on Monday 3 June 2024.

All the feedback we receive will be reported to councillors and taken into account before the final Air Quality Action Plan is adopted. 

Published: 12 March 2024

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