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Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs)

We declare an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) where recorded levels of air pollution show that the national air quality objectives are not likely to be achieved at relevant receptors. This area could consist of just one or two streets or it could be much larger.   

Farnham and Godalming AQMAs

We have two AQMAs in Waverley - one in Farnham and one in Godalming.  These areas have been declared for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), mostly from vehicle engine exhausts.  Higher levels can be caused by congestion or busy roads especially in built up areas, where the pollutants may not be able to disperse quickly.

Download maps of these areas:

Farnham AQMA map

Godalming AQMA map

Revoked Hindhead AQMA

We declared an AQMA in Hindhead in 2004. Air quality in this area improved after the opening of the Hindhead Tunnel on the A3 in 2011 and we revoked it in 2015.

More information

Find out more about AQMAs, including an interactive AQMA map at Defra's UK AIR webpages.