Air quality management

Guidelines for local authorities to use when considering the impact of new developments on air quality; and about the air quality management areas in Suffolk.

Download the supplementary guidance: Air quality management and new development 2011

All local authorities in Suffolk have a duty to monitor and assess air quality in the county and produce annual reports. They must consider what impact a new development will have on the air quality of an area. 

Air quality in Suffolk is generally good but there is nine Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) where pollution caused by road traffic breaches the National Objective Limits. For details of these areas contact the Borough or District councils.