Decision details

Air Quality Monitoring Station (AQMS) - To approve spend and delegate officer

Decision Maker: Cabinet member housing, regulatory services, and community safety

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve expenditure on Air Quality Monitoring Station Resource Improvements to update the equipment on Victoria Street, Hereford with DEFRA approved air quality monitoring equipment and to expand the Air Quality Monitoring Station network to include a second Air Quality Monitoring Station in Leominster. to ensure that the council is able to meet its statutory obligations.




a.     The council undertakes the programme of Air Quality Monitoring Station Resource Improvements as described  in the Business Plan (Appendix A) to be completed within a budget of £192,000;


b.    Delegated responsibility for the award of procurement contracts for the lifecycle of the Air Quality Monitoring  Station Resource Improvements project, informed by methodology advised by the council’s procurement team be given to the Director for Economy and Place; and


c.     Delegated authority be given to the Director of Economy and Place following consultation with the S151 officer to be authorised to take all operational decisions necessary to implement the above


Alternative options considered:

1.              Do Nothing: The council does not spend the budget allocated.

This is not recommended.  The purchase of this equipment will ensure future and ongoing monitoring of the air quality in the two key Air Quality Monitoring Areas (AQMAs) in Hereford and Leominster.  The budget has been approved by full Council.


Wards Affected: Greyfriars; Leominster East; Leominster North & Rural; Leominster South; Leominster West;


AQMS Project Board, BBLP, Property Services and other internal stakeholders.

Contact: Tara Roche Schiavon, Senior Project Manager Email:

Publication date: 05/10/2021

Date of decision: 05/10/2021

Effective from: 12/10/2021

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