Air quality management areas

Find out how we are monitoring air quality in the district and view our published action plans.

We are required to regularly review and assess air quality in Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable and the surrounding villages. We report the results to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

We also monitor levels of nitrogen dioxide and 'particulate matter' - things like dust and soot. If pollution levels exceed the set target, then we'll declare it as an 'air quality management Area' (AQMA) and draw up an action plan for reducing pollution.

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We've produced an air quality action plan for Canterbury and Herne and publish annual air quality status reports.

You can download and read full details on the Canterbury and Herne air quality action plan: