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Air pollution can have significant effects on health and the environment. We have a legal responsibility to assess and improve the local air quality to meet government objectives.
We have two air quality stations in Preston, which monitor a variety of pollutants.
Current pollutions levels recorded at these stations can be found below:
To find out a 5 day forecast for pollution levels at your postcode, view the UK Air Pollution Forecast.
We have a duty to review local air quality under the Environment Act 1995.
The purpose of the review is to find out whether there are any areas of the city where the Governments National Air Quality Standards and Objectives for 7 key pollutants are likely to be exceeded.
This review is reported to DEFRA via the ‘updating and screening assessment’ and ‘progress reports’, which can be found in the documents section.
If we find areas of high pollution, they are declared as an 'Air Quality Management Area'.
We then prepare action plans to show what can be done to improve the air quality.
Air Quality Management Areas check info is up to date
We currently have 5 Air Quality Management Areas for the pollutant Nitrogen Dioxide:
The Orders and Maps can be downloaded from the documents section.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.