Tideford Air Quality

We have been monitoring nitrogen dioxide levels in Tideford for some time.  The biggest source of nitrogen dioxide is the exhaust gases from cars and lorries, and is the air pollutant that Councils most commonly monitor.

Our early monitoring showed that air pollution levels in Tideford were higher than they should be, so we carried out a detailed assessment of air quality in the village in 2009. The detailed assessment confirmed that there was poor air quality along the A38 in Tideford. Defra agreed the findings of the assessment in January 2010.

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We legally declared an AQMA for Tideford in May 2011. The AQMA covers the entire village. This map shows the area of confirmed poor air quality where the nitrogen dioxide levels are higher than the national objective of 40 µg/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter of air).

Since declaring the AQMA we have been working with our partners to identify ways we could improve air quality. We have drawn up an Air Quality Action Plan which includes list of measures that will help to improve air quality in your area. The actions have recently been reviewed as part of the Clean Air for Cornwall Strategy.

For more information on air quality, please email us on communityandenvironmentalprotection@cornwall.gov.uk; telephone us on 0300 1234 212 or write to us at Camborne One Stop Shop, Dolcoath Avenue, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 8SX