Local Air Quality Management
This Council has been monitoring air quality since 1998, and to date has no evidence that the air quality at any of its monitoring sites has exceeded Government thresholds.
The principle source of air pollutants within this area is vehicular traffic.
The only pollutant which previous air quality reports have shown requires measurement is nitrogen dioxide.
This is taking place at seven locations within the Malvern Hills area.
At the heavily-trafficked locations of Graham Road, Richmond Road, Worcester Road, Barnards Green and Kempsey M5, three diffusion tubes are used, whilst for the background sites of Teme Avenue and Westwood Road, only one tube is used.
The nearest relevant exposure in all cases are residential properties which are set back a maximum of 4.5M from the kerb.
The results of the monitoring at the above sites can be viewed/downloaded by clicking on the relevant links below.
- Air Quality Data 2011 - for all Air Quality Data from 2011 onwards please visit the Worcestershire Regulatory Services website
- Air Quality Data 2010
- Air Quality Data 2009
- Air Quality Data 2008
- Air Quality Data 2007
- Air Quality Data 2006
Further information on local air quality and how it relates to national guidelines can be found in the following documents: