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 agreed that an ‘Air Quality Management Area’ (AQMA) should be declared.  Air Quality in Grampound is a brief report which summarises the monitoring data so far 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.  

We received lots of feedback and comments during the consultation and these have been collated.

The declaration of the AQMA was formally made on 24th July 2017.  The boundary of the AQMA encompasses the whole village - Grampound AQMA map shows the boundary.

We will now draft an Action Plan setting out measures which could be taken to improve air quality in Grampound.  There will be another consultation to give local people the opportunity to comment on and contribute to the draft Action Plan.  

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