There are four levels of air pollution: low, medium, high, and very high.

We regularly reviewed and assess the levels.

Pollutants assessed are: Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulphur Dioxide; fine particles (PM10); Carbon Monoxide; Lead; Benzene; 1-3 Butadiene.

Some industries must be authorised by either the Environment Agency or us, to confirm the amount of pollution that can be emitted from the site.

Smoke control areas

Smoke control areas cover all of Kirklees. There are only a few exempted properties in certain areas.

Smoke control areas: the rules

Air quality management areas

We have declared two air quality management areas:

Area number 1: Bradley Road/Leeds Road junction, Huddersfield for elevated levels of Nitrogen Dioxide

Air quality management Area Order 1

Detailed assessment of air quality at Bradley Road/Leeds Road junction

Area number 2: Scout Hill, Dewsbury for elevated levels of PM10s

Air quality management Area Order 2

Detailed assessment of air quality at Scout Hill, Dewsbury

Area number 3: Ainley Top, Huddersfield for elevated levels of Nitrogen Dioxide

Air quality management Area Order 3

Area number 4: Birkenshaw, Bradford for elevated levels of Nitrogen Dioxide

Air quality management Area Order 4

Area number 5: Eastborough, Dewsbury for elevated levels of Nitrogen Dioxide

Air quality management Area Order 5

Area number 6: Edgerton, Huddersfield for elevated levels of Nitrogen Dioxide

Air quality management Area Order 6

Area number 7: Liversedge for elevated levels of Nitrogen Dioxide

Air quality management Area Order 7

Area number 8: Outlane, Huddersfield for elevated levels of Nitrogen Dioxide

Air quality management Area Order 8

Area number 9: Huddersfield Town Centre for elevated levels of Nitrogen Dioxide

Air quality management Area Order 9

Furnaces

Notify us of the installation of all non-domestic furnaces (16.12 kW or above). They should be capable of operating smoklessly.

We must approve chimney height and arrestment plant of furnaces which either:

  • burn pulverised fuel, or
  • burn at a rate of 45.4 kg or more an hour any other solid matter, or
  • burn at a rate equivalent to 366.4 kW or more any liquid or gaseous matter

Reports and strategies

2016 Kirklees Council air quality annual status report

2015 Kirklees Council updating and screening assessment

2014 Kirklees Council air quality progress report

2012 Air quality updating and screening assessment

2010-2011 Kirklees air quality progress report

2009 Kirklees updating and screening assessment

2008 Air quality management areas general information and consultation

2008 Kirklees air quality action plan

2008: Kirkees air quality progress report

2007 Kirklees air quality strategy

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