Worthing – 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. ​


Worthing 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:
Worthing District Council Air Quality Reports.

There is one air quality management area within the Worthing Borough Council area: Worthing Borough Council AQMA No. 2. This was enlarged in 2014 to take in a larger area along the Upper Brighton Road and Warren Road (A27) and encompass Lyons Farm. This was declared for exceedances of the annual mean objective for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2).

In November 2004 a Detailed Assessment (DA) of Worthing’s Air Quality was completed. The Detailed Assessment was the second part of a process that began with the publication of an Updating and Screening Assessment (USA) in November 2003. The USA screened numerous locations in the town for their potential to fail to meet the air quality objectives and concluded that three areas of town required further scrutiny. The DA looked at these areas in great detail and concluded that it was not likely that air quality objectives would be exceeded.

Sussex Air Quality Network (SAQN) Reports

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

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