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Our policies, plans and strategies - Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) Order

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In 2001 it was established that the annual mean air quality objective for nitrogen dioxide in Lutterworth town centre was not being achieved and we declared it an Air Quality Management Area.

A detailed assessment in 2010 found that areas outside of the declared Air Quality Management Area were exceeding the annual mean air quality objective for nitrogen dioxide. The Air Quality Management Area needed to be updated to include land to south along High Street to include the junction with Regent Street, Stoney Hollow and Rugby Road . 

A further assessment was carried out in 2012. This found that the Air Quality Management Area needed further changes to extend its area along Rugby Road to the junction with Riverside.  The assessment also included a study which found that:

  • Annual average daily traffic  is approximately 15,000 vehicle movements
  • HGVs make up approximately 6% of the annual average daily traffic and contribute 40 to 45% of nitrogen dioxide
  • Cars make up approximately 85% of annual average daily traffic and contribute 45 to 50% of nitrogen dioxide
  • There is a correlation between the total number of hourly vehicle movements and hourly average nitrogen dioxide concentration
  • There is no correlation between hourly HGV movements and hourly average nitrogen dioxide concentration
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