navigation and tools
in 'Your city'
These pages provide information on air quality in Brighton & Hove. The city council has legal duty to assess airborne pollution in its area as stated in Part IV of the Environment Act 1995. The latest reports on the state of air quality in the city can be downloaded at: Air quality management in the city and Air quality reports from previous years.
The council is working towards achieving standards included in Banding & objectives as set out in the Air Quality Strategy for England. Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations continue to exceed EU & English standards close to confined roads and the council is currently reviewing the extent of its Air Quality Management Area.
The most constant contributor to poorer air in Brighton is emissions from diesel engines. From time to time other sources may also be important. The Environmental Protection Team has set out best practice guidance for smaller scale solid fuel burning outlinged at Smoke control areas and the Clean Air Act. Information is also available on Bonfires and smoke.
Brighton has one of the highest population densities in England, it does not have any large combustion processes plants or power stations. The council is responsible for regulating smaller industrial processes which affect air quality.
What can you do to Help improve air quality. Schools and parents can access air awareness at Educational projects. In addition the council carries out regular Radiation monitoring as part of a regional network.
Your can contact the Environmental Protection Team by telephone (01273) 292256 or email email@example.com