Cabinet Member for Environment & Climate Change
Thursday, 30th January, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: The Executive Meeting Room - Third Floor, The Guildhall. View directions

Contact: Jane Di Dino 023 9283 4060  Email:

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Apologies for absence.


Declarations of members' interests.


Air Quality Compliance Monitoring pdf icon PDF 486 KB


Under the terms of the Environment Act 1995 the government has issued a Ministerial Direction to Portsmouth City Council (PCC). This Direction requires PCC to develop a Local Air Quality Plan (LAQP) to identify measures which will dfeliver compliance with legal limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the shortest possible timeframe[1]. The purpose of this report is to inform the Cabinet Member as to how PCC proposes to increase the monitoring of NO2 levels in key areas of Portsmouth to assess the performance of the LAQP.       


RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Environment & Climate Change approves:

1.    The installation of an additional continuous air quality monitoring station and the continued deployment of diffusion tubes as set out within Sections 4 through to 8;  

2.    The use of alternative 'low-cost' monitoring devices as necessary as set out in Section 6.


[1] In the case of the Air Quality Local Plan this is considered to be measures that can be delivered as quickly as or more quickly than a charging Clean Air Zone can be made operational. JAQU consider that a charging CAZ could be operational in Portsmouth by the end of 2021; therefore other measure must be capable of being delivered by this date to be considered

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