Cannock Chase Council has a duty to monitor and improve local air quality. As part of this duty, the council identified three areas where air quality failed to meet legal standards. The council subsequently declared these areas to be 'Air Quality Management Areas' (AQMAs). These areas are:
1. The A5 in Bridgtown (declared in 2006 - AQMA 1).
2. The A5 between Churchbridge and the district boundary (declared in 2014 - AQMA 2).
3. At Fiveways Island (declared in 2017 - AQMA 3).
Monitoring across the district has shown a trend of improving air quality. So, in 2021, the council commissioned an independent review of the three AQMAs. The review found that the air quality has improved to the extent that AQMA 1 and AQMA 3 should be revoked.
The council now plans to revoke AQMA 1 and AQMA 3 and are seeking your views. Please let us know your opinion on those things you think we have got right but also to highlight areas we need to consider further.
What happens next
The consultation will close on 18 December 2022.
Your views will be considered and will help us make the right decision and support important future work in this area. Please make any comments via the contact details below.
or in writing to: Environmental Health, Cannock Chase Council, Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannock, WS11 1BG
If you would like any information please call 01543 464480
A copy of the relevant reports and draft revocation orders can be viewed below. Please note; the Independent Review of the AQMA’s is contained within the ASR 2022 document, Appendix C.
If you would like a printed version of the documents please call 01543 464480.
Revocation AQMA1 Draft
Revocation AQMA3 Draft
Last Updated: 07/11/2022