The following Environment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Air quality controls in England and Wales are interrelated, and stem from European legislation and international conventions, as well as from a number of national initiatives.
For an overview of air pollution controls, see: Air pollution controls—overview, which also provides links to Practice Notes dealing with many aspects of air quality.
Air quality is a devolved matter, and although the UK government leads on international and European legislation implementation, the domestic air quality controls can vary across the regions. This note considers any variation only in relation to England and Wales.
As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this content.
For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.
Air Quality (Amendment of Domestic Regulations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/74 and Air Quality Standards (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/390 are made to address the functioning of subordinate legislation concerning air pollution, including and relevant to this content:
Air Quality Standards (Wales) Regulations 2010, SI 2010/1433
Air Quality Standards Regulations 2010, SI 2010/1001
The majority of amendments
**excludes LexisPSL Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and thousands of others like it, sign-in to LexisPSL or register for a free trial.
Existing user? Sign-in
Take a free trial
Take a free trial
0330 161 1234