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 are holding a public consultation to let people know about the air quailty issues in Grampound and hear their views.  Further information is available in the Grampound consultation leaflet.  

The consultation runs from 20 February to 17 April 2017.  During this time we are keen hear people's views on air quality in Grampound and any suggestions they may have to improve it.  We hope to hear from as many local residents and businesses as possible, along with anyone who uses the A390 road through the village.   

As part of the consultation, we are also asking what people think of the proposed boundary for the Air Quality Management Area.      

There are several ways you can take part in the consultation and give us your views: 

Complete the survey online

Alternatively, you can:

  • Send an email to
  • Write to us at Environmental Protection, Cornwall Council, Dolcoath Avenue, Camborne, TR14 8SX
  • Hand your comments into any Cornwall Council One Stop Shop

Once the consultation has finished we will consider all the comments received.  The AQMA boundary will then be finalised and 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

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