Closed consultation

Improving local air quality management in England

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Seeking views on proposals to amend the regulations for local air quality management in England.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about proposed changes to regulations for the Local Air Quality Management system (LAQM), reducing burdens for local authorities.

We are also proposing changes to the guidance and reporting requirements.

All local authorities must regularly review and assess air quality in their areas for several pollutants of particular concern for human health. If an objective will not be achieved by the required date, the authority concerned must declare an Air Quality Management Area. It must also produce an action plan setting out how it intends to deal with the issues identified.

This consultation is part of an ongoing review of LAQM. It follows on from the 2013 consultation, further discussion with stakeholders and a subsequent stakeholder workshop held in September 2014.

Air quality is devolved. This consultation is for England only.

Published 19 December 2014