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Air Quality within the New Forest

Information on the steps taken by New Forest District Council to manage air quality in the New Forest

Environmental Health (Environmental Protection) Appletree Court, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7PA. Tel: 023 8028 5411.

Air quality

Clean air is an essential ingredient of a good quality of life. People have a right to expect that the air that they breathe will not harm them. Industry, vehicles and many other sources can increase the levels of pollutants that can cause harm to human health.

The pollutants of interest in the New Forest are mainly sourced from vehicles in towns and villages, and from industry. Along Southampton Water much of the shoreline is influenced by industrial development (there are 13 industrial processes permitted by the Environment Agency) with the landscape being dominated by a petrochemical complex which is one of the largest in Europe.

The current air quality monitoring results and reports for New Forest can be found at : air quality

Frequently Asked Questions

 Useful links:

Environmental Protection

Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs.

Other useful links:

adobe icon Totton Action Plan [3Mb].
adobe icon Fawley Action Plan [1Mb].
adobe icon Lyndhurst Action Plan [2Mb].
adobe icon Map of Fawley AQMA [257kb].
adobe icon Map of Lyndhurst AQMA [131kb]
adobe icon Map of Totton AQMA [147kb].
adobe icon Air Quality Management Order - Fawley [58kb].
adobe icon Air Quality Management Order - Lyndhurst [50kb].
adobe icon Air Quality Management Order - Totton [50kb]

Telephone: 023 8028 5411 E-mail: contact@nfdc.gov.uk

Mail: Environmental Protection, New Forest District Council, Appletree Court, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

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