Air Quality Update

Published Wednesday, 27 September 2017

An independent assessment of the Waverley Borough Council 2016 Air Quality Report has now been concluded and has shown that the bias factor used by the council is incorrect.

A subsequent investigation by the council has led us to believe that the data from January 2016 to September 2017 is wrong.


The council is immediately starting a comprehensive audit of our air quality monitoring and reporting arrangements, as well as ensuring that the data is correct from now on. We are using an independent auditor, independent air quality and monitoring specialists and DEFRA to assist with this urgent review of our current arrangements.


All borough councillors have been informed today.  As part of the review we will be working closely with members of the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Audit Committee.


Following the review we will bring forward recommendations to ensure that our processes are enhanced and more robust.



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