Strategic Policy Analysis Reports

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Technical report on UK supplementary assessment under the Air Quality Directive (2008/50/EC), the Air Quality Framework Directive (96/62/EC) and Fourth Daughter Directive (2004/107/EC) for 2015 (PDF 12.04 MB)
Report Date: 13/09/2017
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Daniel M Brookes, John R Stedman, Chris J Williams, Sally L Whiting, Andrew J Kent, Rebecca J Morris, Rebecca A Rose


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Technical report on UK supplementary assessment under the Air Quality Directive (2008/50/EC), the Air Quality Framework Directive (96/62/EC) and Fourth Daughter Directive (2004/107/EC) for 2014 (PDF 11.44 MB)
Report Date: 31/12/2015
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Daniel M Brookes, John R Stedman, Andrew J Kent, Rebecca J Morris, Sally L Cooke, Justin J N Lingard, Rebecca A Rose, Keith J Vincent, Tony J Bush, John Abbott


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A review of the state-of-the-science relating to secondary particulate matter of relevance to the composition of the UK atmosphere (PDF 2.83 MB)
Report Date: 26/11/2015
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: McFiggans, G., Alfarra, M. R., Allan, J. D., Coe, H., Hamilton, J. F., Harrison, R. M., Jenkin, M. E., Lewis, A. C., Moller, S. J., Topping, D.O. and Williams, P. I.


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Streamlined Pollution Climate Mapping (PCM) technical report (PDF 2.01 MB)
Report Date: 24/11/2015
Categories: Air Quality Modelling, Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Michel Vedrenne, Sally Cooke, John R. Stedman, Andrew J. Kent


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Technical report on UK supplementary assessment under the Air Quality Directive (2008/50/EC), the Air Quality Framework Directive (96/62/EC) and Fourth Daughter Directive (2004/107/EC) for 2013 (PDF 10.15 MB)
Report Date: 15/10/2015
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Daniel M Brookes, John R Stedman, Andrew J Kent, Rebecca J Morris, Sally L Cooke, Justin J N Lingard, Rebecca A Rose, Keith J Vincent, Tony J Bush, John Abbott


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Air Quality Assessment Regime Review for the Fourth Daughter Directive 2004/107/EC (PDF 469.80 KB)
Report Date: 30/09/2014
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: E Connolly, D Waterman (Defra) and A Kent (Ricardo-AEA)


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Technical report on UK supplementary assessment under the Air Quality Directive (2008/50/EC), the Air Quality Framework Directive (96/62/EC) and Fourth Daughter Directive (2004/107/EC) for 2012 (PDF 9.67 MB)
Report Date: 31/10/2013
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Daniel Brookes, John Stedman, Andrew Kent, Rebecca Morris, Sally Cooke, Justin Lingard, Rebecca Rose, Keith Vincent, Tony Bush, John Abbott


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Technical report on UK supplementary assessment under the Air Quality Directive (2008/50/EC), the Air Quality Framework Directive (96/62/EC) and Fourth Daughter Directive (2004/107/EC) for 2011 (PDF 9.16 MB)
Report Date: 02/10/2013
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Daniel Brookes, John Stedman, Andrew Kent, Rebecca King, Helen Venfield, Sally Cooke, Justin Lingard, Keith Vincent, Tony Bush, John Abbott


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Reorganisation of the UK Black Carbon Network (PDF 931.15 KB)
Report Date: 06/08/2012
Categories: Monitoring Networks, Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Gary Fuller & Emily Connolly


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Assessment of the effectiveness of measures under the Clean Air Act 1993 (PDF 5.85 MB)
Report Date: 20/07/2012
Categories: Urban Air Quality, Strategic Policy Analysis, Economic Analysis, Air Quality Modelling, Atmospheric Emissions

Author: John Abbott, Christopher Conolly, Sally Cooke, Neil Passant, Robert Stewart, Anne Wagner


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Review of Transboundary Air Pollution (RoTAP): Acidification, Eutrophication, Ground Level Ozone and Heavy Metals in the UK (ZIP 15.83 MB)
Report Date: 19/06/2012
Categories: Air Quality Modelling, Acid Rain, Atmospheric Emissions, Effects of Air Pollution on Natural Ecosystems, Monitoring Networks, Review Groups and Expert Groups, Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Prof D Fowler, Prof. M Ashmore, Prof. N Cape, Prof. D Derwent, Dr C Dore, Dr T Dore, Prof. B Emmett, Prof. P Grennfelt, J Hall, H Malcolm, D Monteith and R Smith

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GIS Dataset of Air Quality Management Areas - 2012 Update (PDF 3.08 MB)
Report Date: 28/03/2012
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Rebecca King & Justin Lingard


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UK modelling under the Air Quality Directive (2008/50/EC) for 2010 covering the following air quality pollutants: SO2, NOx, NO2, PM10, PM2.5, lead, benzene, CO, and ozone (PDF 8.98 MB)
Report Date: 29/11/2011
Categories: Air Quality Modelling, Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Daniel M Brookes, John R Stedman, Susannah E Grice, Andrew J Kent, Helen L Walker, Sally L Cooke, Keith J Vincent, Justin JN Lingard, Tony J Bush, John Abbott


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Trends in NOx and NO2 emissions and ambient measurements in the UK - Final (PDF 5.08 MB)
Report Date: 18/07/2011
Categories: Atmospheric Emissions, Strategic Policy Analysis, Transport, Urban Air Quality

Author: D Carslaw, S Beevers, E Westmoreland, M Williams, J Tate, T Murrells, J Stedman, Y Li, S Grice, A Kent & I Tsagatakis


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GIS Dataset of Air Quality Management Areas - 2011 Update (PDF 2.90 MB)
Report Date: 25/05/2011
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Justin Lingard and Sally Cooke


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Quantifying the London Specific Component of PM10 Oxidative Activity (ZIP 16.78 MB)
Report Date: 26/04/2011
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Ian S Mudway, Gary Fuller, David Green, Chrissi Dunster and Frank J Kelly


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Mapping Air Quality Action Plan Guidance available to Local Authorities (PDF 1.01 MB)
Report Date: 14/04/2011
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Annie Hindley, Adam Clegg, Chris Whall


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Trends in NOx and NO2 emissions and ambient measurements in the UK (PDF 4.72 MB)
Report Date: 03/03/2011
Categories: Atmospheric Emissions, Strategic Policy Analysis, Transport, Urban Air Quality

Author: D Carslaw, S Beevers, E Westmoreland, M Williams, J Tate, T Murrells, J Stedman, Y Li, S Grice, A Kent & I Tsagatakis


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UK modelling under the Air Quality Framework Directive (96/62/EC) and Fourth Daughter Directive (2004/107/EC) for 2009 covering As, Cd, Ni and B(a)P (PDF 3.11 MB)
Report Date: 01/12/2010
Categories: Air Quality Modelling, Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Helen L Walker, Andrew J Kent, John R Stedman, Susannah Grice, Keith J Vincent, Fee-Wen Yap, Daniel Brookes


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UK modelling under the Air Quality Directive (2008/50/EC) for 2009 covering the following air quality pollutants: SO2, NOx, NO2, PM10, PM2.5, lead, benzene, CO, and ozone (PDF 8.35 MB)
Report Date: 01/12/2010
Categories: Air Quality Modelling, Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Susannah E Grice, Daniel M Brookes, John R Stedman, Andrew J Kent, Helen L Walker, Sally L Cooke, Keith J Vincent, Justin JN Lingard, Tony J Bush, John Abbott, Fee Wen Yap


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Air Quality Data Management and Integration System - Scoping Study (PDF 5.45 MB)
Report Date: 30/08/2010
Categories: Air Quality Communications, Monitoring Networks, Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Andrew Monteith, Ollie Cronnk, Rachel Yardley, Paul Willis & Xingyu Xiao


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UK air quality modelling for annual reporting 2008 on ambient air quality assessment under Council Directives 96/62/EC, 1999/30/EC and 2000/69/EC. (PDF 4.38 MB)
Report Date: 02/07/2010
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis, Air Quality Modelling

Author: Grice, SE, Lingard, JJN, Stedman, JR, Cooke, SL, Yap FW, Kent, AJ, Bush, AJ, Vincent, KV, Abbott, J


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Modelling of PM10 at Santon (PDF 3.79 MB)
Report Date: 25/05/2010
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis, Air Quality Modelling

Author: John Abbott


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2010 Updated GIS Dataset of Air Quality Management Areas (PDF 2.68 MB)
Report Date: 29/04/2010
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Justin Lingard and Sally Cooke


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Modelling of Tropospheric Ozone Project Summary Report: 2007-2009 (PDF 1.62 MB)
Report Date: 09/10/2009
Categories: Atmospheric Emissions, Strategic Policy Analysis, Urban Air Quality, Air Quality Modelling

Author: T Murrells, S Cook, A Kent, S Grice, A Fraser, C Allen, D Derwick, M Jenkin, A Rickard, M Pilling, M Holland and S Utembe


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2009 Updated GIS Dataset of Air Quality Management Areas (PDF 2.82 MB)
Report Date: 30/06/2009
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Fee Wen Yap


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Air pollution and emissions trends in London (PDF 1.65 MB)
Report Date: 30/04/2009
Categories: Atmospheric Emissions, Monitoring Networks, Strategic Policy Analysis, Urban Air Quality

Author: Sean Beevers, David Carslaw, Emily Westmoreland and Hrishi Mittal


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Modelling of Tropospheric Ozone Annual Report: 2008 (PDF 11.77 MB)
Report Date: 16/02/2009
Categories: Atmospheric Emissions, Strategic Policy Analysis, Urban Air Quality, Air Quality Modelling

Author: T Murrells, S Cooke, A Kent, S Grice, A Fraser, C Allen, D Derwent, M Jenkin, A Rickard, M Pilling & M Holland


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Analysis of Trends in Gravimetric Particulate Mass Measurements in the United Kingdom (PDF 2.54 MB)
Report Date: 26/01/2009
Categories: Monitoring Networks, Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Dr Richard Maggs, Dr David Harrison, Dr David Carslaw and Ken Stevenson


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Analysis of Trends in Gravimetric Particular Mass Measurements in the United Kingdom (PDF 2.26 MB)
Report Date: 28/05/2008
Categories: Monitoring Networks, Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Dr Richard Maggs, Dr David Harrison, Dr David Carslow, Ken Stevenson

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2008 Updated GIS Dataset of Air Quality Management Areas (PDF 9.58 MB)
Report Date: 14/04/2008
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Ferdinando Giammichele


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UK air quality modelling for annual reporting 2006 on ambient air quality assessment under Council Directives 96/62/EC, 1999/30/EC and 2000/69/EC (PDF 2.43 MB)
Report Date: 30/09/2007
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis, Air Quality Modelling

Author: Andrew Kent, Susannah Grice, John Stedman, Sally Cooke, Tony Bush, Keith Vincent, John Abbott


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2007 Updated GIS Dataset of Air Quality Management Areas (PDF 2.54 MB)
Report Date: 31/07/2007
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Katie King


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UK air quality modelling for annual reporting 2005 on ambient air quality assessment under Council Directives 96/62/EC, 1999/30/EC and 2000/69/EC (PDF 2.58 MB)
Report Date: 30/11/2006
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis, Air Quality Modelling

Author: Andrew Kent, Susannah Grice, John R Stedman, Tony J Bush, Keith J Vincent, John Abbott, Dick Derwent & Melanie Hobson


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Articulating public values in environmental policy development: report on the Citizens Jury on Air Quality (PDF 407.40 KB)
Report Date: 01/07/2006
Categories: Air Quality Communications, Strategic Policy Analysis There are 2 additional files with this report.Twenty two members of the public were recruited last year from a range of rural, urban and city environments across the West Midlands to take part in a discussion on air quality. They were asked to consider what improvements they would like to see in air quality and how these should be achieved. For more information, visit the Defra Website.
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Air Quality and Social Deprivation in the UK: an environmental inequalities analysis (PDF 1.35 MB)
Report Date: 08/06/2006
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Steve Pye, Katie King, James Sturman


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UK Equivalence Programme for Monitoring of Particulate Matter. (PDF 1.85 MB)
Report Date: 05/06/2006
Categories: Local Authority Guidance, Monitoring Networks, Strategic Policy Analysis, Urban Air Quality

Author: David Harrison

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2006 Updated GIS Dataset of Air Quality Management Areas (PDF 1.08 MB)
Report Date: 30/05/2006
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Katie King, James Sturman


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Technical and Non-technical Options to Reduce Emissions of Air Pollutants from Road Transport (PDF 2.54 MB)
Report Date: 31/03/2005
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Sujith Kollamthodi

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GIS Dataset of Air Quality Management Areas (PDF 645.21 KB)
Report Date: 01/03/2005
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Katie King, James Sturman


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Service Contract for ex-post Evaluation of short-term and Local Measures in the CAFE Context (PDF 2.03 MB)
Report Date: 22/01/2005
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Gwyn Jones, Steve Pye, Paul Watkiss

There are 7 additional files with this report.The additional files below are an MS Access database and linked MS Word documents. To open the Access database first save it to your hard-drive by right-clicking the link below and selecting 'Save Target As...'. Then open with MS Access in the normal way.
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An Evaluation of the Air Quality Strategy (PDF 155.47 KB)
Report Date: 31/12/2004
Categories: Local Authority Guidance, Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Paul Watkiss, Sarah Baggot, Tony Bush, Sam Cross, Justin Goodwin, Mike Holland, Fintan Hurley, Alistair Hunt, Gwyn Jones, Sujith Kollamthodi, Tim Murrells, John Stedman and Keith Vincent

There are 9 additional files with this report.

The above link is for the Executive Summary of this report only. Please see the Additional Documents section below for all the report Chapters and Annexes.

The primary aim of the evaluation of the air quality strategy study was to evaluate selected policies, from the road transport and electricity generator sector, from 1990 onwards.

Some of the main messages from the report are:

  1. Policies in both sectors have led to major emissions reductions
  2. These policies have generated large benefits in reducing the health and environmental impacts
  3. These policies have been cost-effective in achieving the desired emissions reductions.

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Use of Multi-Criteria Analysis in Air Quality Policy (PDF 548.67 KB)
Report Date: 05/11/2003
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Larry Phillips, Adrian Stock


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Modelling Air Quality for London using ADMS-Urban (PDF 11.77 MB)
Report Date: 22/10/2003
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis, Urban Air Quality, Air Quality Modelling

Author: Jo Blair

The ‘map report’ is the third in a series of topic reports prepared as part of a CERC’s contract1 to model air pollutants in urban areas in the UK. The scenario anticipated in Greater London without further measures was investigated, i.e. business as usual, using the Air Dispersion Modelling System ADMS-Urban to model several important pollutants: Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2); Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx); particles smaller than 10 microns diameter (PM10); and Ozone (O3). This is the basis for further modelling of alternative scenarios that may be employed to achieve the air quality objectives laid out in the UK air quality strategy.


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Preliminary assessment of ozone levels in the UK (PDF 991.00 KB)
Report Date: 01/08/2003
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Tony Bush, Andrew Kent


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SOURCES AND PROPERTIES OF AIRBORNE PARTICULATE MATTER (ZIP 7.98 MB)
Report Date: 01/03/2003
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: ROY M. HARRISON


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Validation and Sensitivity Studies of ADMS-Urban for London (PDF 754.67 KB)
Report Date: 22/01/2003
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: David Carruthers


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Revised PM10 projections for the UK for PM10 objective analysis (PDF 241.06 KB)
Report Date: 01/05/2002
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: John R Stedman

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The Costs of Reducing PM10 and NO2 Emissions and Concentrations in the UK: Part 1 PM10 (PDF 631.14 KB)
Report Date: 01/10/2001
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Howard Rudd

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Monitoring of Lead, Arsenic,Cadmium, Nickel and Mercury around Industrial Sites (PDF 509.25 KB)
Report Date: 04/09/2001
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis, Monitoring Networks

Author: Richard Maggs

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Controlling Ammonia from Non-Agricultural Sources (PDF 727.90 KB)
Report Date: 01/04/2001
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Claire Handley


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Analysis of Air Pollution and Social Deprivation (PDF 2.37 MB)
Report Date: 01/12/2000
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Katie King


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The 10 Year Transport Plan. Site specific analyses of ambient NO2 and PM 10 concentrations (HTML)
Report Date: 01/07/2000
Categories: Urban Air Quality, Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: John R Stedman

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Pilot Study of Exposure of Households to Roadside NO2 (HTML)
Report Date: 01/06/1999
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Katie King

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Annual average sulphur dioxide concentration maps derived by dispersion modelling (HTML)
Report Date: 01/03/1999
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis, Air Quality Modelling

Author: John Abbott

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Quantification of the Health Effects of Air Pollution in the UK for the Review of the National Air Quality Strategy (HTML)
Report Date: 01/01/1999
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: John R Stedman

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Examples of Air Quality Action Plan Measures (PDF 489.20 KB)
Report Date: Not available
Categories: Air Quality Communications, Local Authority Guidance, Strategic Policy Analysis, Urban Air Quality

Author: Dr C Beattie, P Wilson and Prof. D Laxen


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