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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). More information can be found in the Broxburn Detailed Assessment below.

As part of the declaration process West Lothian Council made an AQMA order for Broxburn. Further information can be found in the AQMA order below. 

Road traffic, principally cars, is the main source of pollution in central Broxburn. The Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) for Broxburn is being consulted upon before adoption by the council. After the Air Quality Action Plan for Broxburn is finalised, funding will be sought to implement the action plan measures.

Information regarding the Broxburn Detailed Assessment can be found in the pdf icon Broxburn Detailed Assessment [2Mb] . The Broxburn AQMA order and AQMA map can be found in the  pdf icon AQMA order for Broxburn [248kb].

Prior to adopting the finalised Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP), the required 6 week public consultation was carried out. The consultation ran from 29 September 2017 - 10 November 2017. The finalised AQAP for consultation can be accessed pdf icon here [1Mb] or via the 'related documents'. The finalised AQAP for Broxburn was subject to wide consultation, both internal and external. This included transport operators, local residents, community council, local businesses and elected members. The feedback from the consultation is shaping the finalised action plan and the priority given to each measure. The finalised Action Plan will list the measures considered worthy of pursuit and detail timescales for their implementation. It will be considered by the Council Executive in early 2018.

Anyone with views on the Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) for Broxburn or the draft Air Quality Action Plan can email broxburnairquality@westlothian.gov.uk 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].