Detailed monitoring of air quality began in Leeds in 1993 and the results are compared with the national standards set by central government.
Air quality monitoring results including the current air pollution index can be found in the External links section.
The monitoring results are used to identify areas where the national standards are not being met. These are declared as air quality management areas and the council has to prepare a plan showing how it proposes to achieve the appropriate standards in these areas.
Annual reports are published showing changes in air pollution concentrations and progress towards achieving the national air quality objectives. The most recent reports can be accessed from the Documents section of this page.
Older reports are available on request, please email us from the Contact us section.