Air Quality

Clean air is essential to good quality of life. People should expect that the air they breathe won't harm them.

Air pollution occurs when air has become contaminated with chemicals or substances not normally associated with the natural composition of the air for that particular area.

Air quality in South Staffordshire is generally very good. Our main source of air pollution comes from road vehicles and to a lesser extent, from industry. We have 3 air quality management areas within the district where the levels of air pollution are close to the air quality limits. These are:

  • AQMA 1 – Adjacent to the M6 and Teddesley Road, Nr Penkridge
  • AQMA 2 - Bursnips Road, Essington
  • AQMA 4 – Along the Wolverhampton Road, Wedges Mills.
  • AQMA 5 – The A5 at Hatherton

The Council's Air Quality Action Plan 2008, sets out the measures being used to tackle pollution in these areas.

We monitor pollution levels and compare them to limits set by the government and produce yearly reports for DEFRA each year:

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Other pages in the section

Air Quality Monitoring

In this Section find out about the Council's work on air quality monitoring

Smoke Control Areas

In this Section find out about the Council's Smoke Control Areas


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