Published Friday, 19 May 2017

After receiving comments from DEFRA, Waverley Borough Council has now published its 2016 Air Quality Annual Status Report.

The report is part of a statutory function, requiring local authorities to do an annual review and assess air quality in their areas.

The report shows that there was an overall improvement in air quality across the borough as a whole.  Levels continue to be down on previous years although there are two areas in the Farnham Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) that still slightly exceed the limit of NO2 as a consequence of traffic.

Waverley Borough Council will continue to focus its efforts and work with partners to improve the Farnham and Godalming AQMAs.

As part of its commitment to air quality in the borough, Waverley will be establishing an Air Quality Steering Group that will focus on bringing the right partners together to address the issues and explore the possibility and appropriateness of any available external funding to assist with this work.

The report and the terms of reference and membership for the Air Quality Steering Group will be presented at the Executive on 6 June 2017.

To view the report to www.waverley.gov.uk/2016airqualityreport