Air quality plan

Good air quality is vital for our health and quality of life as well as the environment. The council monitors and models air pollutant levels in order to assess current and future air quality. 

Air Quality Action Plan

Liverpool’s Air Quality Action Plan presents a series of options for reducing levels of air pollution in the city in order to comply with UK and European health-based air quality standards.

The original action plan that covered two specific areas has been updated as a result of a citywide Air Quality Management Area designated in 2008.  The council requires a citywide action plan because the annual mean concentration for nitrogen dioxide across the city exceeds the UK national target.

Download the 2008 updated Air Quality Action Plan to find out more about what the council is doing about air quality in Liverpool.

National Air Quality Strategy

The National Air Quality Strategy aims to protect people’s health and the environment.  It describes government plans to improve and protect ambient air quality and the measures that will help to deliver cleaner air quickly.  Find out more about the national Air Quality Strategy on the DEFRA website.