Scarborough Air Monitoring and Modelling Assessment

Scarborough Borough council has declared an AQMA for Staithes for PM10 and SO2 based on dispersion modelling undertaken in 2005. Since this time mains gas has been installed to the south of the village and a significant number of houses have been converted to gas central heating. The air quality in the village is expected to have improved since this installation now Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) will undertake SO2 and PM10 monitoring so that accurate levels of the pollutants can be established. TRL will then use the data to complete a further assessment of air quality in Staiths. The out come of this project could be that the designated AQMA could be revoked if pollutant levels are low enough.