Grampound Air Quality

Air Quality Monitoring in Grampound

We have been monitoring nitrogen dioxide levels in Grampound for several years.  The biggest source of nitrogen dioxide is the exhaust gases from cars and lorries, passing through the village on the A390.

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Monitoring has shown that air pollution levels in Grampound are higher than they should be and Defra has agreed that an ‘Air Quality Management Area’ (AQMA) should be declared.  Air Quality in Grampound is a brief report which summarises the monitoring data and gives further information on the issues affecting the village.  

We held a public consultation from 20 February to 17 April 2017 to let people know about the air quailty issues in Grampound and to hear their views.  Information was provided in the Grampound consultation leaflet and people were also asked their views on the proposed boundary for the Air Quality Management Area.  

The consultation period has ended and we will now consider all the comments received.  The boundary will be finalised and the Air Quality Management Area will be declared by legal order.

We will then prepare an action plan of measures to improve air quality. Once we have prepared the draft action plan we will consult with the public again on the proposals.

We are measuring nitrogen dioxide at several locations in the village using diffusion tubes.  These are small plastic tubes that sample for one month before being sent to a laboratory for analysis.  The results give us a good idea of where pollution levels are highest.  


Telephone us on: 0300 1234 212

Write to us at:  Environmental Protection, Cornwall Council One Stop Shop, Dolcoath Avenue, Camborne, TR14 8SX