Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
New EU project to enhance coastal infrastructure in Wales and Ireland
Universities in Wales and Ireland are joining forces to investigate how coastal defences and renewable energy schemes can be improved by more eco-friendly designs.
- Welsh Government seeks innovative ideas to tackle childhood obesity with healthier and cheaper food choices
- Welsh team set to compete at Special Olympics, thanks to Welsh Government and Disability Sport Wales funding
- New EU project to enhance coastal infrastructure in Wales and Ireland
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Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Local Air Quality Management
Local Authorities must carry out regular reviews and assessments of air quality in their area against standards and objectives in the National Air Quality Strategy.
Where these standards and objectives are unlikely to be met authorities must:
- designate air quality management areas (AQMAs); and
- prepare and implement remedial action plans.
The aim of such reviews is to make sure that national air quality air standards are met and the potential risk of health effects from air pollutants is as low as possible.
A detailed monitoring infrastructure is present throughout Wales to enable valid assessments to take place, which is operated and maintained by Local Authorities.
Several Local Authorities have declared AQMAs with 2 pollutants being responsible for this (although the levels of others are constantly monitored). These are nitrogen dioxide and particles (dust) under 10 microns (PM10).
Local Authorities have legal duties for local air quality management (LAQM) under the Environment Act 1995. This page contains guidance for Local Authorities on carrying out their LAQM duties.