Wiltshire Council public consultation – draft Air Quality Action Plan

Please read the following message from Wiltshire Council:

Dear All,

Wiltshire Council has launched a public consultation on its draft Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) and Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). Links to the consultation pages for each are as follows: – AQAP – AQ SPD

The AQAP contains a list of proposed measures and actions that we will take to improve air quality, and specifically the reduction in levels of nitrogen dioxide, in 8 areas where levels have been found to be excessive. The SPD seeks to improve air quality in Wiltshire by seeking good base design for all developments and requiring additional mitigation/design measures for higher risk developments; in particular those developments that have the potential to worsen the air quality in areas that are already suffering with poor air quality (known as Air Quality Management Areas). This risk based approach is consistent with the aims and objectives of Wiltshire’s Air Quality Action Plan and Air Quality Strategy.

The consultation will run for six weeks, from 24 July to 4 September and we would like to hear your views. A hard copy of the draft AQAP has been made available at the following libraries: Marlborough, Bradford on Avon, Calne, Westbury, Devizes and Salisbury.

A summary of responses will be made following the consultation period. These responses will be fully considered and, if appropriate, changes will be made to the draft AQAP to produce a final version prior to its adoption by the council.

If you have any questions about this consultation, please contact us via:


Post: The Environmental Control and Protection Team, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JQ

Kind Regards


Louisa Young

Area Board Delivery Officer, North

Communities – Engagement & Partnerships

Direct Dial: 01225 718391



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