Air Quality Reports and Assessments
The Environment Act 1995 requires local authorities to review air quality in their district to assess whether defined air quality standards and objectives are being achieved and to publish their findings. Areas where standards fall short must be identified and Air Quality Management Areas declared in order to secure subsequent compliance with standards. The East Northamptonshire Area has no Air Quality Management zones in place.
When assessing air quality assessments submitted with planning applications or proposals that will increase traffic East Northamptonshire Council considers all relevant guidance in addition to the East Midlands Air Quality Network Guidance document for developers. Developers should consider this document in line with their proposals.
Below are the yearly reports that have been submitted to DEFRA in accordance with the legislation.