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. Details
of where the sample tubes are located are shown in these Malvern
maps and Kempsey maps.
Further information on local air quality and how it relates to
national guidelines can be found in the following documents:-