Decision details

Air Quality Annual Status Report and Air Quality Monitoring Review

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: The report details the latest air quality monitoring results and progress on achieving measures in York’s current Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP3) to deliver further improvements.

The Executive Member will be asked to note the progress made towards achieving the air quality objectives and upgrade our air quality monitoring network to ensure compliance with the Environment Act (2021) and DEFRA’s Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) requirements and approve a project to refurbish the monitoring stations.




                          i.        Noted the content of the report and approved submission of the Annual Status Report to DEFRA. Noted the generally improving trend in air pollution in recent years, progress made with AQAP3 and plans to commence the work to update the current plan in line with the Environment Act 2021, to complement other key CYC strategies.


Reason:     To ensure that the Executive Member is aware of current air quality position in the city including exceedances of objectives in some areas, progress made with air quality improvement measures, and revised national air quality targets expected through the Environment Act 2021.


                        ii.        Approved the refurbishment to three air quality monitoring stations using existing DEFRA grant funding as outlined in this report.


Reason:   To ensure air quality monitoring equipment remains compliant with DEFRA guidance and suitable for ongoing monitoring in relation to current standards and new targets being introduced through the Environment Act 2021.

Report author: Mike Southcombe

Publication date: 08/06/2022

Date of decision: 08/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 08/06/2022 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Emergency

Effective from: 11/06/2022

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