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Air quality monitoring

Summary and status reports

Most of the time pollution levels in Exeter are low, and are unlikely to affect you if you are healthy. But on days where pollution levels are higher, or for particularly vulnerable groups, air pollution can cause immediate effects like coughing and wheezing.

We have declared part of the city to be an air quality management area, and are taking steps to reduce air pollution.


Non-technical summary

Air quality in Exeter mainly meets government objectives, with concentrations showing long-term downward trends and just a small number of hot spots where levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are above government objectives. This document aims to summarise the monitoring undertaken by Exeter City Council and the city’s latest air pollution levels:


Annual Status Report

Every year the City Council produces a report which summarises the latest air pollution levels, and actions that are being taken in the city to reduce pollution. The reports for the last five years are available to download below


Appraisal reports

The Annual Status Report is sent to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to be checked. They issue an Appraisal Report which says whether the report meets the standards they expect and if any other work is required.


Air quality monitoring

This map shows the locations of our air monitoring stations. Click on a station to see its name and latest annual recordings of nitrogen dioxide.

Real time and past records of nitrogen dioxide and ozone levels on Queen Street outside the RAMM can be seen on the DEFRA website.


List of air monitoring stations

Details for each monitoring site can be found on page 22 of our Annual Status Report.

Site Name:

  • RAMM continuous analyser
  • High Street /Castle Street
  • Longbrook Street
  • New North Road
  • Queen Street
  • RAMM 1
  • RAMM 2
  • High Street Guildhall
  • North Street
  • South Street
  • Market Street
  • Magdalen Street
  • Magdalen Street façade
  • Archibald Road
  • Heavitree Road inbound
  • Heavitree Road outbound
  • Holloway Street
  • Carder's Court, Shilhay
  • Rear of Gervase Avenue
  • Alphington Street
  • Alphington Road inbound
  • Queen's Road
  • Alphington Road outbound
  • Alphington Road outer
  • Church Road Alphington
  • Church Road II
  • Alphington Cross
  • Cowick Street (Cowick Lane)
  • Cowick Street (inbound)
  • Cowick Street (outbound)
  • Cowick Street (Exe Bridges)
  • Okehampton Street
  • Station Road
  • Bonhay Road (St Clements Lane)
  • Red Cow Village
  • Red Cow II
  • Cowley Bridge Road
  • Pennsylvania Road
  • York Road School
  • York Road
  • Union Road
  • Pinhoe Road inbound
  • Pinhoe Road (Polsloe Road)
  • Blackboy Road (Polsloe Road)
  • Beacon Heath
  • Venny Bridge
  • Pinhoe
  • Langaton Lane
  • Pinn Lane
  • Pinhoe Road (Fairfield Avenue)
  • East John Walk
  • Magdalen Road (Barrack Road)
  • Livery Dole
  • Rowancroft
  • Salutary Mount
  • Fore Street Heavitree outbound
  • Fore Street Heavitree inbound
  • East Wonford Hill
  • Honiton Road
  • Honiton Road façade
  • Sidmouth Road lamp post
  • Sidmouth Road Middlemoor
  • Newcourt Way
  • Topsham Road (Countess Wear)
  • Bridge Road (Countess Wear)
  • High Street Topsham
  • Topsham Road (Tollards Road)
  • Topsham Road (Barrack Road)
  • Riverside Valley Park
  • Cowick Barton Playing Fields
  • Exwick Playing Fields
  • Heavitree Pleasure Grounds

When this content has been updated

Last updated 17 September 2020