Air quality reports
The authority monitors construction activities to minimise pollution caused by noise, dust and other nuisances.
Draft PPC Permit For Consultation
Information and guidance on pollution
The Pollution Control team is responsible for controlling the emissions to atmosphere of most of the industrial and commercial processes within the borough.
Smoke produced by bonfires contains minute particles of ash which can cause health problems when they are below 10 microns in size - the PM10 fraction. For most people this is unlikely to have any effect but some people, particularly those with asthma or other respiratory diseases, may find their symptoms worsen. On bonfire night there is an increase in the amount of PM10 in the air across the Borough. At the Pollution Control Section this is one of the pollutants that we measure at several locations.
Why should you care?
Under the provisions of the Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2010 and the Environment Act 1995 the council's pollution section covers a wide range of activities.
Suggestions on how to help reduce air pollution