This guidance relates to local authorities in England only, excluding those in London who will be provided guidance separately by the Mayor of London. This guidance is statutory and all relevant Local Authorities (both district and county level) should have regard to it. The guidance applies to local authority action on air quality using available levers, including planning and transport responsibilities. In two tier authorities, it is directly relevant to both district and county councils who both have obligations under Part IV of the Environment Act (more information is set out in Chapter 3). It is also relevant to any external organisations who may wish to engage with the local authority to assist in the delivery of their statutory duties on managing air quality.
Released: April 2016 (PDF, 602 KB, 38 pages)