Air pollution

One of our statutory duties is to undertake period reviews of the air quality in the district.

Annually we produce an assessment that is submitted to Defra as an Annual Status Report . Published reports are available from the Air Quality Reports and Monitoring page.

To ensure that air quality within Derbyshire Dales remains of good quality we have a number of roles in controlling air pollution including:

  • Issuing permits under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 to certain industrial processes that have the potential to cause air pollution
  • Periodically assessing and reviewing air quality in the district
  • Investigating complaints about issues such as bonfires, smoking chimneys, fumes and odours

Related documents

Air pollution - what it means for your health [PDF 1.18MB]