Air quality

Poor air quality has negative effects on the environment in which we live.

The quality of our Air is affected by numerous factors including industrial activity, new houses and transport. Transport has a significant effect on local air quality. Air pollution from transport includes emissions of Carbon Monoxide, Particles, Nitrogen Oxides and Hydrocarbons. These pollutants and Ozone, a secondary pollutant, can impact on human health, wildlife and vegetation.

  • Photo of an Industrial Plant

    Authorised industrial processes

    Regulations made under Part I of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 require a number of industrial processes to be Authorised for control of emissions to air and/or land and water.

  • Future air quality

    An Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) does not need to be designated at present. However, the Review and Assessment process for air quality will continue.

  • Pollutants

    The Air Quality Strategy lists a number of pollutants for which Air Quality Standards and objectives are set.

  • Radiation monitoring

    Rother District Council and other East Sussex Authorities along with the Health Authority and Water Companies carry out continuous monthly monitoring of background radiation in the district.

  • UK national air quality strategy

    This strategy was published in 1997 and sets air quality standards and objectives for various pollutants such as Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulphur Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Particles, Volatile Organic Compounds, Ozone, Benzene and 1-3 Butadiene.

  • Sussex Air Quality Steering Group (SAQSG)

    Rother District Council is part of the Sussex Air Quality Steering Group. The Group supports all participating East and West Sussex Councils with their duties as required by the UK Air Quality Strategy and Environment Act 1995.

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