Author(s): D.M. Elsom & H. Crabbe
The Environment Act introduced in 1995 has profound implications for tackling
air quality problems in urban areas in the UK.
For the first time, a National Air
Quality Strategy is specified which makes it a statutory duty from April 1997
for local authorities to assess and manage air quality within their area.
legislation requires local authorities to review air quality periodically and to
identify areas where new national and EU air quality standards are not being
met or may not be met in the future.
These areas are to be designated Air
Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) and a local authority, in consultation with
county and neighbouring local authorities, has to outline what transport, land use
planning and other measures will need to be implemented to ensure air quality
standards will be met by 2005.
This paper examines the ...
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/AIR960841
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