Air quality is the term used to describe the levels of pollution in the air, and how this relates to health and environmental impacts.
Local authorities are required to review and assess air quality in their districts, and assess it against human health based standards. In Cannock Chase district, our assessments show that road traffic is the main source of air pollution, and is derived mainly from road traffic.
Air quality monitoring helps us identify problems, and changes that occur over time. We operate an automatic monitoring site on behalf of The Environment Agency together with diffusion tubes positioned in areas of interest. The main focus is on nitrigen dioxide.
An overview of local air quality management process can be viewed here
Cannock Chase Council’s current round of air quality reporting and an air quality action plan to address exceedences of national air quality objectives can be downloaded below.
The Council has declared three Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) after concluding that levels of nitrogen dioxide levels associated with the A5 Watling Street and A5190 Cannock Road, Heath Hayes exceed the national air quality objective. More information is provided on the links below:
Air Quality Report
Last Updated: 26/05/2020