Horsham – Air Quality Reports

Local Authorities are required to assess and report every year to the government on the air quality in their local area. The reports must assess whether the statutory health-based objectives are being met. Where the objectives are not being met a Local Authority has to produce an Air Quality Action Plan to improve local air quality. ​



Horsham District Council: Review and Assessment Summary

The review and assessment of air quality in this authority has been undertaken following the Local Air Quality Management process. The link to the local authority air quality reports is below:
Horsham District CouncilAir Quality Reports.

Two Air Quality Management Areas Declared (Storrington in 2010 and Cowfold in 2011)

Horsham District Council (HDC) has monitored air quality within the district for more than 10 years. We operate three monitoring stations – in Horsham, Cowfold and Storrington -, which provide continuous real-time data, 24 hours a day for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulates (PM10). We also have a network of around 50 diffusion tubes to monitor NO2, spread across a variety of locations. The monitoring data has been invaluable for assessing local air quality trends year on year and has provided essential data for HDC’s Air Quality Review and Assessment, required under the Environment Act 1995.

Two Air Quality Management Areas have been declared in the district: Storrington in December 2010 and Cowfold in October 2011. The AQMA in Cowfold incorporates The Street, parts of Station Road and Bolney Road. The AQMA in Storrington comprises West Street, the High Street and part of School Hill and Manley’s Hill. The boundaries of the AQMAs are based upon computer models and monitoring results, and are also drawn according to existing geographical features to provide easily understandable maps. For further information on the air quality in Horsham district and the AQMA areas, please select the following link: Horsham D.C.

Sussex Air Quality Network (SAQN) Reports

These reports describe the air pollution trends, episodes and standards across Sussex.

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