AQMA - Swaffham

There is an issue with traffic related nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in Swaffham town centre. Annual objectives had been exceeded and it was decided that action should be taken. Therefore, at the Cabinet meeting on 21 March 2017, it was agreed that an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) for traffic related nitrogen dioxide (NO2) be declared in Swaffham. 

The boundary is marked on theIcon for pdf Air Quality Management Area Order 2017 [901.57KB]

We have 17 different diffusion tubes and 1 continuous monitor in Swaffham measuring levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in and around the town.

Approved Swaffham Air Quality Action Plan

The Council has produced anIcon for pdf Action Plan [1.39MB] that is based on a public consultation and in consultation with our Statutory Consultees and this was submitted to DEFRA in the autumn of 2018.

DEFRA provided their response to our plan.

We will be reviewing the Action Plan and working with our partner organisations, in line with the recommendations made by DEFRA, and will report on progress to DEFRA each year to ensure the measures are still effective.

The website will be updated with any progress.

For more information please contact: environment.protection@breckland.gov.uk

Last updated: 11/12/2019 09:09:31