North Lincolnshire Council

Air Quality

Good air quality is essential for human health, quality of life and the environment. Pollution may have harmful effects, particularly for young children, the elderly and people with existing respiratory problems.

Local Authorities have a duty to review and assess local air quality in accordance with the Environment Act 1995. Local Authorities are required to review their current air quality and assess whether any locations are likely to exceed National Air Quality Objectives. Where the Objectives are unlikely to be met an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) is declared and an Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) is produced to help bring about improvements in local air quality.

North Lincolnshire Council operate a dedicated air quality website where real time pollution levels and historical data can be viewed.

 

The most recent reports submitted to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) can be found below:

Annual Status Report 2018

Annual report on local air quality submitted and approved by DEFRA.

Annual Status Report 2018 [PDF, 3Mb]

 

Annual Status Report 2017

Annual report on local air quality submitted and approved by DEFRA.

Annual Status Report 2017 [PDF, 2Mb]

 

Detailed Assessment of the Scunthorpe Town and Low Santon PM10 Air Quality Management Areas 2016.

Review of the Scunthorpe Town and Low Santon Air Quality Management Areas submitted and approved by DEFRA.

Detailed Assessment of AQMA 2016 [PDF, 4Mb]

 

Annual Status Report 2016

Annual report on local air quality submitted and approved by DEFRA.

Annual Status Report 2016 [PDF, 2Mb]

 

Updating and Screening Assessment 2015

Update on local air quality and a review of the current situation submitted and approved by DEFRA.

Updating and screening assessment 2015 [PDF, 1Mb]

 

Detailed Assessment of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) at South Killingholme 2015

Review of Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations in proximity to the A160 in South Killingholme submitted and approved by DEFRA.

Detailed assessment of no2 at South Killingholme [PDF, 1Mb]

 

Progress Report 2014

Update on local air quality and a review of the current situation submitted and approved by DEFRA.

Air quality progress report 2014 [PDF, 1Mb]