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Enhancing consultation practices on Air Quality Management in local authorities

Leksmono, Nurul; Dorfman, Paul; Burnet, Frank; Gibbs, David; Longhurst, James; Weitkamp, Emma


Nurul Leksmono

Paul Dorfman

Frank Burnet

David Gibbs

Emma Weitkamp
Associate Professor in Science Communication


Schedule 11 of the Environment Act 1995 underpins the requirement for consultation on air quality issues. The ongoing air quality review and assessment process represents one of the largest locally based science policy and communication initiatives ever undertaken in the UK. This paper outlines the practice of consultation and communication for Air Quality Management (AQM) and reviews the interaction between Environmental Health professionals, as the leading actor in the AQM process and other stakeholders involved in air quality consultation, including the public. Results are presented from a widespread questionnaire survey of English local authorities. Data indicate that the majority of air quality consultation has been carried out with statutory consultees (by sending the review and assessment reports) and the public (via websites and leaflets) in the form of information dissemination. © 2010 University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 5, 2010
Journal Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Print ISSN 0964-0568
Electronic ISSN 1360-0559
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 53
Issue 5
Pages 559-571
APA6 Citation Leksmono, N., Leksmono, N., Dorfman, P., Burnet, F., Gibbs, D., Longhurst, J., & Weitkamp, E. (2010). Enhancing consultation practices on Air Quality Management in local authorities. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 53(5), 559-571.
Keywords Air Quality Management, consultation, science communication, local authority practices
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