Air quality reports from previous years

These are the statutory Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) reports that must be produced each year under part IV of the Environment Act 1995 for previous years.

The most recent LAQM reports can be found on our Air Quality Management web page.

Local Air Quality Management Reports for 2010

Brighton & Hove City Council produced two final reports during 2010.  

The four part progress report provides an update on all major project development within the city and identified any potential air quality implications. The monitoring results up to 2009 are presented.

The reports below contain a very detailed technical report estimating the geogprahical extent of the area above the nitrogen dioxide limit value. Results are presented from atmospheric dispersion modelling and compared with the monitoring record. 

2009 Air Quality updating and screening assessment

Updating Screening Assessment 2009 (PDF 1mb)

The 2009 Air Quality Updating and Screening Assessment presents air quality monitoring data for 2008 and outlines the council’s statutory air quality actions that are required from that point forward.

Continuous analysers, record that summer 2008 was especially good for low concentrations of Nitrogen Dioxide and the Annual Average was the lowest concentration recorded during the past decade at Hove Roadside. Over 80% of passive diffusion tube monitors in Brighton and Hove show an improvement in air quality between 2007 and 2008. The hotspot area exceeding the Annual Average for Nitrogen Dioxide has reduced considerably from previous years. When natural sea salt is deducted from Total Particulate, concentrations continue to show compliance with targets for the protection of human health. 

Public's perception of air quality

A survey was undertaken in 1999, as part of an Interreg II funded project that was to determine the Public's perception of air quality and information dissemination.

Overseen by Government Office for the South East and partly funded by European Interreg II, Brighton & Hove City Council carried out research (using Abacus Research) amongst residents to establish what air quality means to them and what alternative or additional methods of air quality communication they would like to see.

The report covers three stages of research; a qualitative project consisting of four focus groups, a quantitative project involving street interviews conducted across the city and a self-completion questionnaire distributed in the then Brighton & Hove City News.

Research objectives

  • to establish what air quality means to Brighton & Hove residents.     
  • to gauge perceptions of current methods of communication and consider alternatives.     
  • to evaluate response to ATMO - the air quality indices used by the French partners

You can view or download the full Public's Perception of Air Quality report (MS Word 225KB).