Decision details

Request to Consult on Draft Air Quality Action Plan for Hawkhurst

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A small Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) was declared in Hawkhurst on 1 December 2021, based on exceedances of the annual mean air quality objective for nitrogen dioxide.  The Council is required to develop an Air Quality Action Plan describing the measures by which it is hoped to tackle these exceedances.  This report describes a number of potential actions which have been developed in collaboration with various colleagues, partners and stakeholders.  We are requesting permission to hold a public consultation on these potential actions.  Feedback from the consultation will be incorporated into a final draft of the AQAP, to be presented to Members early in the new year.




1.    Measure No. 8 on Appendix A to be clarified by the Environmental Protection Team Leader.


2.    Measure No. 1 on Appendix B be added to Appendix A.


3.    That authorisation be given to the Environmental Protection Team Leader to consult on the proposed actions set out in Appendix A and amended as above, as part of the development of an Air Quality Action Plan for the new Hawkhurst AQMA be approved.


REASON FOR DECISION: To ensure the Council continues to comply with all relevant Air Quality legislation, guidance and best practice.

Report author: Stuart Maxwell

Publication date: 23/09/2022

Date of decision: 22/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 22/09/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/10/2022

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