Air quality in West Oxfordshire

We have a duty to regularly monitor air pollutant levels to assess current and future air quality.

The pollutants of concern are:

  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • Fine particles
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Sulphur dioxide
  • Benzene
  • 1,3 Butadiene
  • Lead
  • Polyaromatic hydrocarbons
  • Ozone

For more information about these pollutants please see:

The United Kingdom Air Quality Strategy 2007 requires councils to improve areas of poor air quality, reduce any remaining significant risks to health and to achieve the wider objectives of sustainable development about air quality in the UK.

View annual air quality reports to DEFRA

Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) 

Areas within West Oxfordshire which don't meet National Air Quality Standards have been declared Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs). We have produced Air Quality Action plans for these areas to find out the source of the problem and reduce concentrations of air pollutants to below National Air Quality Standards.   

Areas in West Oxfordshire not meeting the objective for Nitrogen Dioxide include:

West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield
New Yatt Road
Witney
OX28 1PB