Air Pollution

Where to find Air Pollution data

What is Air Pollution

We record the pollution released into the environment by industrial sites under the EC Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive (IPPC).

Operators must measure or make an estimate of the amount of emissions of each controlled substance every year. They must also specify "notifiable" releases in a year. These are where there has been an emergency, mis-management, accident or plant failure which has caused pollutants to be released.


The What's In Your BackYard (WIYBY) map service is now closed.

Pollution Inventory data is available to download under an Environment Agency Conditional Licence from DATA.GOV.UK

You will need specific software to be able to view these files  How to download and use data


For information about specific Pollution Inventory records, please contact


Please note that the WIYBY service was built to provide members of the public with information so that they can better understand their local environment.

The use of the service for commercial use was not advised as some of the data had been simplified and was against the terms and conditions of use, which did not permit commercial use.


Air Pollution

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