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Welcome to Southend

Southend-on-Sea is an Unitary Authority located in south Essex, forty miles from London along the Thames Estuary and has a population of over 163,000, largely living in the main urban areas of Southend, Leigh, Shoeburyness and Westcliff.

The main source of air pollution in the borough is road traffic emissions from major roads, notably the A13, A127 and A1159. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has no Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA). Other pollution sources, including commercial, industrial and domestic sources, also make a contribution to background pollution concentrations.

Cool facts:

Southend-on-Sea has seven `glorious miles` of seafront, and the longest pleasure pier in the world!

To take part in the current Air Quality Action Plan Consultation 2017 please visit the Southend Consultation Portal

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Air Quality Action Plan Non-Technical Summary

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Air Quality Action Plan Technical Summary

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council AQMA

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