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.
The Black Country ULEV Strategy outlined the route to a zero emission road fleet in expectation of a 2035 ban on petrol and diesel vehicles, and in support of the West Midlands Combined Authority’s #WM2041 net-zero target.
Targets for numbers of charge points were updated in 2021 following the government’s announcement on the ban on sales of petrol and diesel vehicles in 2030.
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
Excessive noise can make life a misery. Noisy neighbours, noise from industry or construction sites and barking dogs are just some of the problems that can be experienced.
We are involved in protecting water quality in Dudley. As well as sampling the public water supply from time to time, we are responsible for identifying and checking private water supplies. Where quality standards fall below those required, we work with the water providers to minimise risks to health.
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.
Our role in the regime is to issue permits which set controls and emission standards to minimise pollution from certain industrial activities.
We undertake the inspection and regulation of allPart A2 Activitieswithin 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 activitiesare 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).