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Pollution Control

Pollution has an impact on us all. Every household in the country puts pressure on our natural resources and the environment through using energy, water and generating waste. While the government is committed to improving the quality of our environment, we can all make a difference.

This section contains information and advice on various forms of pollution and pollution control.

Air Quality

Brierley Hill Rose Air Quality Monitoring Station

All of the borough is within a smoke control area therefore all combustion appliances must burn smokeless fuel or the appliance must be approved to burn other fuels within a smoke control area. 

The most recent Air Quality monitoring results from Dudley may be viewed on the joint West Midlands Air Quality website.

Daily Air Quality Report

As part of its duty to monitor the quality of the air in Dudley Metropolitan Borough, the council continuously monitors, and records as 15 minute averages, the levels of a range of common pollutants at its automatic monitoring stations, to produce a Daily Air Quality Report

Environmental Permits

Our role in the regime is to issue permits which set controls and emission standards to minimise pollution from certain industrial activities.

A2 Activities

We undertake the inspection and regulation of all Part A2 Activities within the Borough. In Dudley these activities include large foundries and brick manufacturers. The Part A2 activities regime is known as Local Authority Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (LA-IPPC).

Part B Activities

Part B activities are those that have less potential to cause pollution and include activities such as vehicle re-spraying, furniture manufacture and unloading of petrol. The Part B activities regime is known as Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control (LAPPC).  

Enterprise & Self Employment

Complaints and Advice

We will investigate issues affecting Dudley Borough residents. If you live out of the borough, you will need to complain to your local Council. If you are unsure of your local Council please use the Gov website.

Please use our online forms to request advice or make a complaint

Air Pollution, Smoke, Fumes, Dust, Odour Complaints and Requests for Advice (Including Bonfires and Smoke from Chimneys).

Noise Complaints and Advice form

Health and Safety Complaints and Advice form

Please use our General Advice and Complaints form for any of the issues listed below:

  • Asbestos
  • Contaminated land
  • Environmental permits
  • Environmental planning enquiries
  • Other nuisances / hazards from commercial and industrial premises

Asbestos

Asbestos may be found within the home or within the workplace. Asbestos-related disease can be caused by breathing air containing asbestos dust. It is responsible for the highest number of work-related deaths.

Prosecution Register

A public Prosecutions Register is maintained detailing details of prosecutions and formal cautions issued in the last three years, in accordance with the Environment and Safety Information Act 1988.

Contact Details

  • Name Environmental Safety and Health
  • Address Directorate of the Urban Environment, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 1HL
  • Telephone 0300 555 2345