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Air Quality Management Areas

Tring Road AQMA

Tring Road AQMA

Aylesbury currently has three Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) all located in the town, and all declared because of elevated vehicle emissions of NO2 .

What are we doing?

Since 2000 we have been engaged in an on-going programme of Review and Assessment of air quality in the district. Details of this process are provided on the Air Quality Review and Assessment page. Where this process has identified that air quality objectives are unlikely to be met, we have declared AQMAs. Details of the three existing AQMAs are provided below.

Stoke Road AQMA

Stoke Road AQMA

Once an AQMA has been declared we are required to produce an Action Plan outlining a number of measures to try and improve the air quality in this area. We are then required to routinely report on progress made with the Action Plan.

Tring Road AQMA

This short stretch of the A41 Tring Road was declared an AQMA in July 2005. We have been monitoring this area for a number of years using a number of diffusion tubes and more recently automatic real time monitoring.  An Action Plan was produced for this AQMA in 2007 and is 
available to download on the Air Quality Review and Assessment page.

Friarage Road AQMA

Friarage Road AQMA

Friarage Road AQMA

A stretch of Friarage Road and Oxford Road, at the junction where they meet, was declared an AQMA in July 2008. We are currently working in partnership with Bucks County Council  to create an Action Plan aimed at addressing the issue. 

Stoke Road AQMA

An area of the Gyratory system covering parts of the Old Stoke Road, Wendover Road and Walton Street was declared an AQMA in July 2008. We are currently working in partnership with Bucks County Council to create an action plan aimed at addressing the issue.

Background Legislation
  • The U.K Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Regions introduced a National Air Quality Strategy. It sets out specific air quality standards and objectives for air pollutants, which are to be achieved by specific dates. 
  • The Environment Act (1995) requires all Local Authorities to undertake an air quality review and assessment. In areas where the air quality objectives are not anticipated to be met by the year 2005, LAs are required to establish Air Quality Management Areas.

Date Updated: 18/12/08

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Contact information

Contact:

Land and Air Quality Team

Telephone:

01296 585605

Email:

envhealth@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk