Last updated:

11th December 2023


Air quality

We have a duty under Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 to periodically review and assess the air quality within our areas. This is part of the Government’s National Clean Air Strategy.  

An Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) is an area where air pollution levels have exceeded the national air quality objectives.

The air quality objectives are set for the following pollutants: 

  • Nitrogen dioxide 
  • Particulate matter
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Benzene
  • 1,3-butadiene
  • Sulphur dioxide
  • Lead and
  • Ozone

We are now producing Air Quality Action Plans (AQAP) which outline the approach we will take to reduce air pollution and prevent levels increasing. However, the issues are unlikely to be resolved by the PPP in isolation which is why we need to work in partnership with others to develop strategies that can make a difference to the air we breathe.

View the map of Air Quality Management Areas

For more information about how air quality is measured please read the Annual Status Report for Wokingham Borough.

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