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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.

Supporting Information

A pdf icon Detailed Assessment [2Mb] of air quality was carried out and it found that road traffic, principally cars, is the main source of air pollution in central Broxburn.

AQMA Declaration

An AQMA was declared by a legal 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].

Air Quality Action Plan

A draft Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) was developed and was subject wide consultation over 6 weeks, 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.

A finalised version of the AQAP was then developed and prior to adoption, a further 6 week public consultation was carried out. The finalised Action Plan lists the measures considered worthy of pursuit and details timescales for their implementation. The  pdf icon AQAP for Broxburn can be accessed here [1Mb].

Where are we now?

The pdf icon Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) [1Mb] was drawn up and has been subject to public consultation.

During the 5 years of the AQAP development, air pollution levels have met air quality objectives (limits). Therefore a detailed assessment is being carried out to assess whether the Broxburn AQMA should remain in place.

For further information or queries on the draft Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) for Broxburn or general Broxburn air quality queries, email or post to West Lothian Council, Environmental Health, c/o West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6FF.

More Information

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].