The Pollution Team is responsible for the investigation and regulation of various forms of pollution. They include:
What We Do
The team issues permits to prescribed polluting activities under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act and also maintains the public register of these permits.
The team monitors air quality at eight locations in Leicester. You can find out further information or download air quality data from these sites on our Air Quality web page.
Contact the Pollution Team or the Customer Service Line:
Air Quality in Leicester
Although air quality in the city is relatively good, Leicester, like many other cities has a number of areas where levels of nitrogen dioxide breach the limits. These areas have been designated as Air Quality Management Areas and Leicester City Council has produced an Air Quality Action Plan to reduce levels of nitrogen dioxide across the city.
The team deal with contaminated land, either through the planning process when contaminated sites are redeveloped, or supervising the remedial treatment of Council owned sites where these present a danger to nearby residents.