The technical guidance is designed to support local authorities in carrying out their duties under the Environment Act 1995 as amended by the Environment Act 2021, the Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002, and subsequent regulations.
The primary users of the document will be technical officers within local authorities charged with air quality duties under the regulations cited above in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Secondary users will include transport, planning and policy officials.
Released: August 2022 (PDF, 3.45MB, 248 pages)
This Technical Guidance supports the wider central government shift towards evidence based action planning for the benefit of public health and wellbeing. To aid local authorities in this, existing air quality tools and measures have been updated where necessary, outdated technical or policy guidance has been removed, and new products and supporting material have been added to help local authorities assess the impact of measures.