Air quality


Air quality monitoring

A list of air pollutants currently being monitored in the borough and the locations of air quality monitoring equipment.

Effects on health

Find out more about how different types of pollution such as Carbon monoxide and Nitrogen dioxide can have an impact on your health.

Air pollution control and permitting

Air pollution emissions from industrial processes can have an impact on local air quality. These pages provide more information about the regulation of these processes.

Indoor air quality

Information about indoor air pollutants and how to monitor pollution levels in your home and workplace.

Asthma awareness

Asthma and allergies are both conditions where the body reacts to substances commonly found in the air. Here you will find out what causes Asthma and what you can to adoid asthma attacks.

Air Quality reports and documents

Download reports on air quality action planning and air quality review and assessments.

Smoke Control

Information about Smoke Control and the Clean Air Act, including open fires in the home, bonfires and barbecues.

Air quality FAQs

Frequently asked questions about air quality, the main sources of air pollution and the associated health risks, how to improve air quality and going smoke free.

Information for operators

Information for process operators on how to apply for a permit or make a change to an existing permit.  Also contains FAQs.

Useful links

Links to other websites which contain more information about indoor air quality.

Air quality and planning

Read about the Councils requirements for reducing air pollution emissions from new development, conversions and change of use. These are set out in the Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document.

Environmental permitting

Information about regulation of part B processes including air pollution, relevant legislation and types of processes found in the borough.

Public register

Public Register of permitted processes. View electronic copies of the Environmental Permits that have been issued by the Council.


Descriptions of the different type of air quality monitoring undertaken by the Royal Borough.

Air pollution maps

Information about pollution concentrations in the borough set against the health based objectives from the national Air Quality Strategy.

Indoor Air Quality FAQs

Read some of the frequently asked questions and answers relating to indoor air quality.

Monitoring locations

Find all the locations of passive and continuous air quality monitoring sites in the borough.

Air quality projects

Information about air quality projects to raise awareness of the impact of air pollution and what can be done to improve air quality.

Heathrow Airport

Information about the Airports Commission's recommendation for a third runway at Heathrow.

Air Quality and Climate Change Action Plan 2016 - 2021

The Council is tackling the twin challenges of climate change and poor air quality together and has put in place a combined Air Quality and Climate Change Action Plan (AQCCAP).

About Air Quality

Information and guidance about the air quality in the borough.