Air quality

We have a responsibility to review and assess the current and likely future air quality in the Runnymede area on a yearly basis.

How air quality is assessed

Air quality is assessed against objectives for pollutants set out in the National Air Quality Strategy that are known to impact negatively on human health and the environment.

We measure air quality in the borough using a series of diffusion tubes which are replaced and sent for analysis on a monthly basis. The tubes are used to monitor the nitrogen dioxide levels in the air. The main source of nitrogen dioxide pollution is from road transport.

Air quality management areas

Where we find that air quality for a particular pollutant is unlikely to be met, in an area where there is relevant public exposure, we must designate this as an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) and produce a remedial action plan.

We have two AQMAs declared in our area:

  • Along the full length of the M25 within the borough including an extended area at Egham
  • Addlestone Town Centre .

Air Quality plans and reports

Icon for pdf Air Quality Management Area Action Plan [2.5MB]

Icon for pdf Addendum to Air Quality Management Area Action Plan [321.23KB]

Icon for pdf Air Quality Progress Report 2013 [2.23MB]

Icon for pdf Air Quality Update and Screening Assessment 2013 [3.85MB]

Icon for pdf 2014 Progress Report [3.82MB]

Icon for pdf Air Quality Management Area Extension 2015 [4.73MB]

Icon for excel Air quality - Nitrogen dioxide diffusion tube data [275.15KB]

Icon for pdf 2015 Air Quality Annual Status Report [1.51MB]

Icon for pdf 2016 Air Quality Annual Status Report [2.68MB]

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