When air quality doesn't meet legal standards

If we find that the air quality in an area doesn’t meet legal standards we must take action. We do this by declaring it an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA). We must produce a plan which sets out how we’ll improve the air quality in this area.

So far we've done this twice. The first AQMA within Fife was declared in October 2008 for the Bonnygate area of Cupar town centre. We did this because we found that the Bonnygate area of Cupar didn’t meet national air quality standards. 

Specifically, we found exceedances of the air quality objectives for the pollutants nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and PM10 (fine particles). 

The second AQMA within Fife was first declared in October 2011 for the Appin Crescent area of Dunfermline. We did this because we found that the Appin Crescent area of Dunfermline didn’t meet national air quality objectives for the pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The Appin Crescent AQMA was amended in August 2012 as we also found exceedances of the air quality objective for the pollutant PM10 (fine particles) in the same area. 


Air Quality
Tel: 01592 583141 Contact Air Quality online
By Post: Kingdom House Kingdom Avenue Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LY
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