The Bell Junction AQMA
Southend-on-Sea has one declared AQMA – in a small area around the Bell junction. The declaration of the AQMA follows a detailed assessment for nitrogen dioxide levels at the junction of the A127, Hobleythick Lane and Rochford Road (The Bell junction).
The AQMA has been extended to include an area where the air quality is within 10% of exceeding the national guidelines. This includes the roundabout where the A127 meets the A159 (Cuckoo Corner). Even if a property only falls partially within the zone, it has still been included within the AQMA.