Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
New £13m ALN School opened
A new 100 place school for pupils with additional learning needs (ALN) has been officially opened by the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language, Alun Davies.
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Featured Article »£40m available for research and innovation proposals
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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.