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Background

Air pollution can affect our health. The Government publishes air quality targets for pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide, and High Peak Borough Council (the Council) monitors air quality so it can be measured against the national objectives.

The main sources of air pollution in the UK are emissions from road traffic and, usually, the highest road-side concentrations are found where traffic volumes are high or where traffic regularly queues. Road-side pollution also tends to reduce quickly as you move away from the traffic.

As well as monitoring road-side pollution, the Council also considers the impact on the air people are breathing at their homes and other locations busy locations such as town centres and schools.

Where monitoring identifies a pollution issue in a particular area, the Council will designate an Air Quality Management Area. This means we must publish an action plan setting out how we plan to work towards improving air quality and reducing pollution.

A628 Woodhead Road, Tintwistle

The A628 is a major road which connects Greater Manchester with South Yorkshire via the High Peak.

The Council monitors air quality at various locations across the Borough including several locations along Woodhead Road.

Recent monitoring has identified that levels of nitrogen dioxide are breaching national targets along the section of road where you live.

To address this we are now designating this area as an Air Quality Management Area as show in the map below.

Tintwistle AQMA Map