THE UK Space Agency is to help monitor air quality in Bicester.

Cherwell District Council said as part of the work to make Bicester a ‘healthy town’ it has teamed up with the agency which will be mapping levels of Nitrogen Dioxide.

Combined with traffic and meteorological information, the data is hoped to present an overall picture of air quality in Bicester.

Geospatial insight chief executive officer Dave Fox said: “We are delighted to have created an interactive application that uses satellite imagery to monitor the effects of different modes of transport on air pollution levels in Bicester."

The project will start on September 17.