Pollution

Air quality

The council is required to monitor air quality in the Vale, and to take action where there are problems. The following pages give more details about air quality as well as what the council is doing to control possible sources of pollution. There are tips on how you can help reduce air pollution and how to report an air quality problem. There is also advice about the law relating to bonfires and details of the regulations which industrial processes have to comply with.

We have published an air quality action plan that contains details on how the air quality issues in the Vale of White Horse as a whole could be tackled.

Download the action plan (2.0 MB) PDF .

For news and live air quality information, see our new air quality website.

Smoke Control Areas

Under the Clean Air Act 1993, the council can declare the whole or part of the district as a smoke control area.

There are no smoke control areas within the Vale of White Horse.

If you need more information or advice about an air quality issue please get in touch with the Vale's Environmental Protection Team (see the contact section of this page).

Last reviewed: 11 - 07 - 2016

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