Clean Air for Bristol

Air quality measurements in Bristol break legal standards for NO2.

Hundreds of deaths a year in Bristol are linked to air pollution. It also affects the most vulnerable in our city – children, older people and people with heart and lung conditions.

It is essential that we act now to clean up the air in Bristol and keep its citizens safe and healthy. Bristol City Council is developing a wide ranging Clean Air Plan to achieve compliance with air quality objectives in the shortest possible time and deal with all air quality problems.

We want to hear your view on the options we are considering.

Update 21st February 2019: Outline Business Case

We have now received and analysed all of the technical work provided by the team. This has shown two options that could potentially deliver compliance however not within the timescales required. Furthermore, both options are deemed to have a negative socio-economic impact for our lower income residents and as a result we are revisiting the project work carried out to consider alternative solutions. We are looking into this now and it is likely that we will need to carry out some more technical work to support this. We will provide updates on our website and have put some of the methodology papers online to provide the background to these results.

We continue to work collaboratively with JAQU to identify a solution to address Bristol’s air pollution.

JAQU is the Joint Air Quality Unit, a joint unit between Defra and the Department of Transport.

Find out more:

Air quality report 2018

The 2018 air quality annual status report (pdf, 5.5MB) is now available.

Air Pollution

Air pollution and health

Air Quality

What is air quality like in Bristol?

Air Monitoring

Monitoring Air Pollution

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Legal Requirements