Penwith District Council



Continuous Monitors: 2

Monitoring Outline:
Continuous NO2 and PM10 monitors are located on the traffic island at the top of Albert Street and a continuous SO2 monitor is situated along Cliff Road.

Penwith DC Contact:
John Osborne

Air quality monitoring has been ongoing in Penzance since the beginning of 2003.

More recently continuous monitors have been installed in Albert Street, measuring traffic related nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM10), and at Chyandour Road measuring sulphur dioxide (SO2) as a proxy for air pollution from the train station.

At present pollutant concentrations in Penzance town centre and on Chyandour Road do not exceed the Governments NAQS objectives.

NO2 concentrations have also been monitored in St Ives, Hayle and Crowlas.

Please click on the links below to view the current Penwith District Council air quality reports.

Albert Street continuous monitoring report

Cliff Road continuous monitoring report

St Ives diffusion tube monitoring report

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