Minerals Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report
Appendix 3: Contextual data mapping
Air Quality Management Areas
Local authorities in the UK have a statutory obligation to work towards national air quality objectives. As part of this, they have to identify areas where it is considered that such targets will not be met and then put into action a plan to improve the air quality. These are known as Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs). In Nottinghamshire there are 10 AQMAs, 2 in Nottingham City, 2 in Rushcliffe, 4 in Broxtowe and 2 in Gedling, which represent 17% of the 53 AQMAs across the East Midlands.
Any development that would contribute to the air pollution in AQMAs should be avoided.