Air Quality

Air pollution is contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.

When we breathe, pollution can enter our lungs and can then enter our bloodstream. Air pollution can contribute to small annoyances like coughing or itchy eyes. It can also cause or worsen many diseases invloving the lungs and breathing, leading to hospitalizations, cancers or even premature death. 


Air Quality & Pollution Topics

Garden bonfires

Garden bonfires produce smoke which contains carbon monoxide and toxic fumes.  Bonfires can ruin a neighbour's enjoyment of their garden, prevent windows being opened and prevent them hanging out their washing.

Open fires and wood burning stoves

Guides to help you maximise efficiency - burn less fuel, reduce maintenance costs and keep chimneys good condition.

Air quality monitoring

We are part of the Kent Air Quality Partnership, which  works towards improving the quality of Kent's air. 

Environmental permitting

In order to reduce and control emissions to air, land and water organisations that use specific industrial processes must apply for a permit to operate. 

Clean Air Day

Information relating to the  UK’s largest air pollution campaign


Report smoky vehicles

Some vehicles emit dense plumes of smoke and may not meet legal emissions standards. They may be Dirty Diesels! Dirty Diesels cause air pollution, can be a health hazard and are bad for the environment. 

Public Consultation

We seeking comments from the public as part of a public consultation on our draft Air Quality Action Plan. (Closes 27th July 2023)

Make a Report or Enquiry


Should you wish to make a report, complaint or have an enquiry relating to Air Quality please use the reporting form on the following link: