Air quality in Waverley
Does Waverley have an air quality problem?
Waverley has been monitoring air quality in the Borough for several years in line with the 1995 Environment Act. The Act imposes a duty on local authorities to assess the level of certain air pollutants and take action where these levels exceed the national objectives set by the Government.
Full details of the objectives and the deadlines for achieving them can be found on the Air-UK website .
Our ongoing programme of monitoring and assessment showed that levels of one of these key pollutants - nitrogen dioxide (NO2) - was exceeding one of the Government's objectives in three locations in Waverley.
This led to the declaration of three Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) in Farnham, Godalming and Hindhead in 2005. The Farnham AQMA was extended in 2007.
Farnham AQMA - includes areas of The Borough, South Street, East Street, West Street and the Woolmead.
Godalming AQMA - part of Ockford Road and Flambard Way
Hindhead AQMA - crossroads of the A3 Portsmouth to London Road and the A287 between Haslemere and Farnham
The most recent Updating and Screening Assessment (USA, 2012) report determined that exceedences of the national air quality objectives were likely for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) at the following sites:
- Flambard Way, Godalming, in proximity to the junction with Brighton Raod / Whart Street
- Holloway Hill, Godalming, in proximity to the junction with Flambard Way
- High Street, Haslemere, between Cobden Lane and Church Road,
Therefore, Detailed Assessments will be carried at these locations. For more details about Detailed Assessment report please visit Waverley reports on air quality page.
Page owner: Ann-Marie Wade. Last updated: 19/03/2013 10:30