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Grampound Air Quality

Grampound Air Quality Management Area

We have been monitoring nitrogen dioxide levels in Grampound for several years.  The biggest source of nitrogen dioxide is the exhaust gases from cars, vans and lorries, passing through the village on the A390.

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Monitoring has shown that air pollution levels in Grampound are higher than they should be and our 2017 report Air Quality in Grampound gave further information on the issues affecting the village.

It was therefore concluded that an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) should be declared.  Following a public consultation in early 2017, the AQMA was formally declared on 24 July 2017.  The boundary of the AQMA encompasses the whole village - the Grampound AQMA map shows the boundary.

We worked with our colleagues and partners to develop a draft action plan which set out steps which could improve air quality in Grampound. 

A public consultation on the draft Action Plan ran from October to December 2018.The Grampound Air Quality Action Plan report gives full details about what was proposed.  The Grampound Action Plan leaflet summarises the measures proposed, and the Grampound Consultation Summary Report provides information on the main responses received to the public consultation. 

Following consideration of the consultation responses, the final Action Plan has been produced. The Grampound AQMA Action Plan will form an appendix to the Clean Air for Cornwall Strategy. However this Strategy is currently under review and therefore the Grampound Action Plan will be incorporated into the revised version laster in 2019.  

We are measuring nitrogen dioxide at several locations in the village using diffusion tubes. These are small plastic tubes that sample for one month before being sent to a laboratory for analysis. The results give us a good idea of where pollution levels are highest.  


Telephone us on: 0300 1234 212

Write to us at:  Environmental Protection, Cornwall Council Information Service, Dolcoath Avenue, Camborne, TR14 8SX