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Emerging Political And Collaborative Decision-making Frameworks For Designating Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) In The UK: Implications For Future Air Quality Action Plans (AQAPs)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR010281

Volume

47

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,053 kb

Author(s)

N.K. Woodfield, J.W.S. Longhurst, C.I. Beattie & D.P.H. Laxen

Abstract

Emerging political and collaborative decision- making frameworks for designating air quality management areas (AQMAs) in the UK: implications for future air quality action plans (AQAPs) N.K. Woodfield*, J.W.S. Longhurst*, C.I. Seattle' & D.P.H. Laxen * * Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK Quality Consultants Ltd., Bristol, UK Abstract Scientific assessments of local air quality have been the focus of UK local authority air quality management work since the establishment of the UK National Air Quality Strategy in 1997*. The majority of local authorities have now completed their first phase of local air quality review and assessment work, and emerging from this is an anticipated suite of over 110 Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs), requiring Air Quality Action Plans (AQAPs) to assist with air quality improvements locally. With AQMAs now being declared, variations in their spatial extent, temporal dimension and shape are emerging, as a resu

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