Air quality management
Air quality is a term used to describe and measure levels of air pollution and how safe it is to breathe.
In Lichfield District, road traffic, especially NO2, is the main source of air pollution.
To help protect the health and wellbeing of our residents, we need to identify problem areas which we do by monitoring NO2 levels using diffusion tubs. We do not monitor for other pollutants as past studies have shown the levels in the district are likely to meet government standards.
We also have a duty to declare air quality management areas (AQMAs) where air quality targets are not being met, and then prepare and publish air quality action plans (AQAP) explaining how we will improve air quality.