To provide information for the ASR the Council carries out monitoring for Nitrogen Oxides (NOx). There are currently 41 monitoring sites across the Sedgemoor area located in areas where there is more likely to be higher levels of NOx, such as alongside busy and main roads.
EDF are constructing a new nuclear reactor (Hinkley Point C), and whilst the main development is occurring outside of Sedgemoor, the majority of access routes are through the District, and in addition there are a number of associated development sites being constructed.
The conclusion of studies carried out by EDF Energy are that there will be no breaches of Air Quality Objectives. However, Sedgemoor DC has increased its number and spread of diffusion tubes for NOx monitoring and will closely monitor the areas that may be affected by any associated development or traffic.
The overall aim of this document is to report on the progress in achieving reductions in concentrations of emissions relating to relevant pollutants. The report also includes details about new or different sources of emissions.
The core requirements of the ASR are:
We currently have no Air Quality Management Areas within the Sedgemoor area.
The Air Quality Reports for the district of Sedgemoor over the last three years can be downloaded below.