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LAQM Review Publication

News published: 22/03/2010

A review published today details the findings and subsequent recommendations of the In-House Policy Consultancy (IHPC) report into Local Air Quality Management (LAQM).

Download the Review of Local Air Quality Management - A report to Defra and the devolved administrations

The report was commissioned by Defra and the Devolved Administrations to assess the operation of local air quality management in the UK and to make recommendations with a view to:

1. Improving air quality outcomes
2. Making better use of available LAQM resources

A Questionnaire Survey of UK Local Authorities on the Local Air Quality Management Process accompanies the review. The survey, also commissioned by Defra and the Devolved Administrations, was undertaken by the University of West of England and Air Quality Consultants. 239 local authority air quality practitioners submitted responses to the questionnaire, which drew out the strengths and weakness of the current system, as well as opportunities for improving it. The results of the survey are very much in line with the conclusions reached in the IHPC review.

Defra welcomes the review and questionnaire survey, and will be considering the recommendations in conjunction with the Devolved Administrations.

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