Air quality, atmospheric pollution and environmental nuisance

Air quality

Air pollution can have significant effects on health and the environment. Like other local authorities, we need to assess and work towards improving air quality in Hull. We need to meet strict health-based objectives set by the government.

We have worked hard over the years to clean the air. Because of this action and other national measures to reduce air pollution, air quality has improved in Hull.

We can respond to air quality enquiries relating to -

  • emissions from road traffic
  • the Air Quality Management Area (AQMA)
  • the Kingston upon Hull City Council Air Quality Strategy
  • the Annual Status Reports (ASRs)
  • air quality queries associated with planning applications submitted or proposed development
  • air quality monitoring undertaken in the city
  • the installation of combustion plants

Enquire about air quality

Smoky lorries or buses can be reported to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

Questions about climate change or the Hull 2030 Carbon Neutral strategy should be directed to the Climate Change Team.