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Broxburn Air Quality Management Area

An Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) for Broxburn was declared in March 2011 due to exceedances of both Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and fine particulates (PM10). An Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) has been developed and approved with measures to reduce air pollution levels in Broxburn.

A pdf icon Detailed Assessment [2Mb] of air quality has been carried out and found that road traffic, principally cars, is the main source of air pollution in central Broxburn. An AQMA was declared through an order in March 2011 due to the air pollution levels exceeding permitted levels. You can find the pdf icon Broxburn AQMA order and AQMA map here [248kb].

A draft Air Quality Action Plan was developed and was subject to a 6 week public consultation. A finalised version of the AQAP was then developed and prior to adoption, a further 6 week public consultation was carried out. This was subject to wide consultation, both internal and external, including transport operators, local residents, community council, local businesses and elected members. The feedback from the consultation shaped the finalised action plan and the priority given to each measure. The finalised Action Plan lists the measures considered worthy of pursuit and detail timescales for their implementation. The  pdf icon AQAP for Broxburn can be accessed here [1Mb].

Anyone with views on the Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) for Broxburn or the Air Quality Action Plan  (AQAP) can email or post to West Lothian Council, Environmental Health, c/o West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6FF.

For more general information regarding air quality throughout West Lothian please see  pdf icon Annual Progress Report 2017 [2Mb] or the pdf icon non-technical summary [130kb].