Air quality

Monitoring air quality

Our Pollution Control section monitors local air quality around Crawley.

Register of part A and part B notices

List of part B and part A permits issued in Crawley (in related documents).

Air Quality Management Areas

An Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) has been formally declared along Crawley Avenue and around the Hazelwick roundabout because the levels of nitrogen dioxide exceed what is permitted.

Our responsibilities

  • Continue to measure and find solutions to improvement air quality, and corresponding reduction in emissions to meet the air quality objectives within the AQMA
  • Refine knowledge of sources of pollution, so that the air quality action plan may be appropriately targeted
  • Take account of any new local developments that were not fully considered within previous assessment work
  • Carry out additional in depth monitoring to support the conclusion to declare the AQMA
  • Respond to any comments made by statutory consultees in respect of the detailed assessment


Planning decisions should ensure that any new development in Air Quality Management Areas is consistent with the local air quality action plan.