Find out about Guildford air quality management areas
As a local council, we monitor air quality in the borough. If air quality in the borough does not meet the national standard, we will draw up an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) and draft an action plan to improve the air quality in that area.
The monitoring over recent years has found the annual air quality objective level for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) exceeding at two locations, which has led to the declaration of the following AQMAs:
Air Quality Management Area - The Street Shalford
The Shalford AQMA was declared on 5 July 2019, following approval by the Guildford Joint Committee. View theThe monitoring in Shalford started in 2018 at two locations using diffusion tubes. The annual air quality objective for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) of 40 micorgrams per cubic meter (µg/m3) was found to be at a higher level at one receptor location.
A further detailed assessment was completed in February 2019, which predicted that the annual air quality level is likely to exceed at the location to the west of the A281 on the Street, Shalford.
The source of NO2 in the area is linked to road traffic emissions.
We have been consulting on a.
Air Quality Action Plan for Shalford
Anhas been produced, outlining a number of measures that are likely to offer the best opportunity to improve air quality in the area.
- LAQM Annual Status Reports 2017 and 2018 can be found on this page Air quality monitoring page
Air Quality Management Area - The Street, Compton
Guildford Borough Council AQMA Order (No.1) 2018 came into effect on 1 February 2018 and covers a small section of B3000 The Street, Compton.
View a copy of theshowing the AQMA boundary.
Compton Air Quality Action Plan 2019
The firstwas published and consulted on in 2017.
Following the consultation on the draft AQAP 2017, the action plan was revised in 2019. The action plan adopted is to implement the ban on right hand turn into Down Lane. View the