Current Air Quality in Dartford:

Information on the latest air quality monitoring in Kent and Dartford can be obtained from the London Air Quality website.

Local Air Quality Management:

The Council are required to assess air quality within their area for a number of key pollutants (designated by the National Air Quality Strategy).

If any of these 'key' pollutants are likely to, or already exceed, any of the national targets in any areas of our district we are required to declare an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) for that location.

List of Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA) in Dartford:

  • A282 Tunnel Approach Road - declared for exceedances of PM10 (40ug.m3 measured as an annual mean) and NO2 (40ug.m3 measured as an annual mean)
  • Dartford Town Centre and Approach Roads - declared for exceedances of NO2 (40ug.m3 measured as an annual mean)
  • London Road, Dartford - declared for exceedances of PM10 (50ug.m3 24hr mean exceeded more than 35 times in a year) and NO2 (40ug.m3 measured as an annual mean)
  • Bean Interchange - declared for exceedances of NO2 (40ug.m3 measured as an annual mean)

Action Plans:

Where an AQMA has been declared, the Council has a duty to prepare and implement a remedial Action Plan to try and improve air quality in that area.

Local Air Quality Management Review and Assessment Reports:

The following reports have been prepared as part of Dartford Borough Council's statutory requirement under part IV of the Environment Act 1995.

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