We are legally required to declare one or more Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) for those parts of the Borough in which the air quality objective is likely to be exceeded. Declaration of The Dudley Borough AQMA was completed in December 2007, amalgamating the former AQMAs of Brierley Hill and Sedgley.
We completed a further assessment of these exceedance areas and published an action plan for improving air quality across the Borough. The general public and other relevant stakeholders were consulted on the draft action plan via this website and targeted promotional activities during 2010. Further information on the action plan consultation is held within the Dudley Community Engagement Database.
A summary of the consultation comments has now been prepared and can be accessed from the Related Documents Section below. The action plan has been updated to reflect input from the consultation process and changes to the wider policy framework. The revised Action Plan was accepted by Defra in May 2011 and was adopted by Dudley Council in September 2011.