Consultation: proposed new air quality management area in Iver
We are consulting on a new air quality management area (AQMA) within the South Bucks District. We are currently considering a new air quality management area for Iver. An AQMA is declared for an area where the local air quality is unlikely to meet the government's national air quality objectives.
Purpose and details
South Bucks District Council proposes to declare a new AQMA in Iver.
We are required by law to review and assess the air quality within the district (under Section 82 of Part IV of the Environment Act 1995). We have a duty to declare an AQMA as and when nitrogen dioxide pollution exceeds the Government target of 40 micrograms per cubic metre annual mean.
We would like your views on the extent of the proposed AQMAs and how you think this may affect you.
Although legally obliged to declare an AQMA in areas where the air quality objectives are exceeded, South Bucks District Council would like to hear your views on the proposed actions detailed above.
When considering your response to these proposals the following should be borne in mind:
- Although required by law, the declaration of an AQMA is intended to be a positive and proactive step towards improving air quality.
- An AQMA is not meant to indicate all properties within its boundary have exceedances (some authorities, such as the London Boroughs have declared the whole of the borough as an AQMA) but rather the geographical boundary of the AQMA is set to identify the general area in which the Council wants to target improvement actions so that the problem doesn't get worse and affect more people.
- Following the declaration of an AQMA an Air Quality Action Plan will be developed to identify actions to reduce air pollution levels. Typically developed over a 12 month period, this action plan would also be subject to consultation.
Proposed air quality management area map:
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Start date 1 March / Closing date - 31 March
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