What is an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA)?
Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) are declared when there is an exceedance or likely exceedance of an air quality objective. After declaration, the authority must prepare an Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) within 12-18 months setting out measures it intends to put in place in pursuit of compliance with the objectives.
Air Quality Management Areas in York
A summary of AQMAs declared by City of York Council is shown in the table below.
|AQMA Name||Date of Declaration||Pollutants / Air Quality Objectives||Area of York||Description||Air Quality Action Plan|
|City Centre AQMA (AQMA Order No.4)||September 2012 (supercedes AQMA Order No. 1 declared Jan 2002) [Revoked December 2018]||NO2 Annual Mean & NO2 Hourly Mean||City Centre / Inner Ring Road||Inner ring road and properties included within 6 areas of technical breach||AQAP3 Published Sept 2015
|City Centre AQMA (AQMA Order No.5)||December 2018 (supercedes AQMA Order No. 4 declared Sept 2012)||NO2 Annual Mean||City Centre / Inner Ring Road (includes Coppergate)||Inner ring road and properties included within 7 areas of technical breach||AQAP3 Published Sept 2015
|Fulford AQMA (AQMA Order No. 2)||March 2010|
[Due for revocation 14/02/2020]
AQMA Order No.2 - Revocation Order
|NO2 Annual Mean||Fulford Village||A19 corridor between Fishergate and the Outer Ring Road. Includes properties on Fulford Main Street only.||AQAP3 Published Sept 2015
|Salisbury Terrace AQMA (AQMA Order No.3)||April 2012|
[Revoked September 2017]
|NO2 Annual Mean||Leeman Road Area||[Revoked September 2017]||AQAP3 Published Sept 2015