Where can I get advice on local air quality?
All local authorities have a legal duty to annually review air quality in their area. Pollutant levels are reviewed and assessed against government air pollution objectives set out in the national air quality strategy.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council monitors levels of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) in the atmosphere.
As part of the review, the Council also considers other pollutants including sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, benzene, 1,3 butadiene and lead. Fortunately, the levels of these pollutants are currently negligible in the local air and are therefore not considered to be a problem.
You can find out about local air quality information from the Council's monitoring station on the Norfolk Air Quality website at Envista - Air Resources Manager (norfolkairquality.net).
Air Quality Reports
Through the Council's annual review of air quality, a report is submitted to DEFRA detailing the borough's air quality.
For more information on air quality, please follow the links below:
- air quality information from UK Air: Home - Defra, UK
- air quality information from the Clean Air Hub: Clean Air Hub: Clean Air Information
- guidance on fuels and stoves: Burn better: Making changes for cleaner air - Defra, UK